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Scammers falsely offer higher state-tax refund

Posted by: Jane Friedmann under Scams, Whistleblower Updated: February 26, 2013 - 4:29 PM

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is warning of a new scam targeting taxpayers who have already filed their returns. The scammers are calling people and asking for banking and other personal information they say is needed in order to issue a larger refund. The group has been identifying itself as "Minnesota Revenue."

"The department never calls taxpayers and asks for personal information to send or increase a refund," the department said in a news release.

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