New Canaan’s police chief is warning residents about a new scam where individuals are instructed through a mailed letter to make “delinquent tax payments” or face severe penalties. The “Bureau of Tax Enforcement” letter includes a “due date” and toll-free 866 phone number that recipients are told to call or “your United States passport will be revoked along with your CT State driver’s license,” according to a copy provided to NewCanaanite.com. Its letterhead appears to include an IRS-like seal. Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said he phoned the number, spoke with a man and asked a few questions.
“When I told him it was the New Canaan Police investigating a possible scam, he quickly hung up,” Krolikowski said. “The number appears to be disconnected.”
In this case, the letter demanded $49,439 to be paid and said the IRS “Bureau of Tax Enforcement, Internal Processing Service for Fairfield County” must be phoned by Feb.