Message from Tax Collections: Our office has received reports that letters, like the one attached, have been sent claiming to be from the Tax Processing Unit of Buncombe County Public Judgement Records. The letter attempts to scare residents to respond by claiming a debt is owed to "Federal Tax Authorities."
This is not an official letter from Buncombe County. There is no such County agency, and we believe this is an attempt to scam consumers into paying a fake tax debt. There is a bold heading claiming claiming a final demand for payment and a toll free number listed on the letter, which may lead some consumers to believe this is a legitimate communication. This is a fraudulent notice from a fictitious agency and residents should not call the number. Please call the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office at (828) 250-4503 if you have any information to report.
If you have been a victim of this scam, please report it at (877) 5-NO-SCAM or ncdoj.gov/complaint. Click here for tips from the IRS on avoiding scams and impersonation attempts.
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|12/04/2023 6:34 PM