The Maryland comptroller is warning that a business calling itself IRFS in Annapolis is claiming to be collecting debts on behalf of the state. The business is sending out notices to personal representatives, saying the estate is delinquent on taxes.
A lawyer representing an estate tipped off the comptroller about the scheme.
In a statement, Comptroller Peter Franchot said: “This scam is an example of unscrupulous individuals preying on people when they are most vulnerable, after the death of a loved one. The Comptroller’s Office does not use outside collections agencies for settling estate tax liabilities.”
Franchot said if you get a notice, contact his office at 800-md-taxes or firstname.lastname@example.org