Thursday, September 3, 2015
Treasurer warns of 'IRS' scam
"The IRS does not initially contact taxpayers by phone so if you receive a call or get a voice message from someone claiming to be a representative from the IRS threatening to take legal action against you, it’s a good bet it’s a scam,” Hollenbach said.
If you do receive a call you can report it to Attorney General Jack Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection at (888) 432-9257 or visit ag.ky.gov for more information.
If you’re looking for legitimate lost or abandoned cash, Treasurer Hollenbach suggests searching the unclaimed property database at MissingMoney.com or if you don’t have access to the internet, you can call Treasury’s Unclaimed Property office toll-free at (800) 465-4722.
Each year, the Kentucky Treasury returns millions of dollars in unclaimed property to Kentucky residents. Since 2008, under the proactive leadership of Treasurer Hollenbach and his Treasure Finder’s Program, the Treasurer has returned a record $ 130-million in unclaimed property.