Prince William Co. warns residents of scam letter

Prince William County Tax Administration officials and county police want residents to know that a scam letter sent to residents is not legitimate.

In a notification to the community, the county said that the fraudulent letter is not from the county’s “Tax Processing Unit.”

“Citizens have reported receiving a scam distraint warrant letter from the ‘Tax Processing Unit,'” county officials said. “Prince William County Tax Administration would like to let anyone who receives this letter know we did not send it and to disregard it.”

An example letter shared by the county features a phone number unaffiliated with the Prince William County government and several errors. The “warrant” claims that unpaid taxes are due to the “Federal Tax Authority” and threatens action within 15 days of receiving the letter.

Officials ask anyone who has received this letter to contact the Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 or by visiting the USPIS website to report the fraudulent letter.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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