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Department of Treasury warns of scams ahead of tax season

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The new year prompts many people to think about tax season and the Michigan Department of Treasury is warning Michiganders to be cautious of tax scams.

The treasury department released a number of warnings against behaviors they say the treasury would never engage in.

Those include asking for personal information or demanding immediate payment.

Ron Leix is with the Treasury. He said this is the time of year to be alert for scams.

“A lot of them are the same every year. It can range from a phishing email to a fake phone call that’s overly aggressive or it can be someone pretending to be from human resources trying to get a company’s W2’s.”

Leix said there aren’t any particular scams to look out for right now, but residents need to stay vigilant.