Revenue Department not seeking money for refunds

The Minnesota Revenue Department says it is not making calls to taxpayers asking for payments to get a tax refund.

A group calling itself “Alliance” is calling Minnesotans claiming to be “Minnesota internal service representatives,” the department reports. The caller claims there is a large refund waiting, but a payment must be sent before the refund is processed.

The department says it never charges a fee before sending out refunds.

Also, Alliance asks for some personal or banking information, although it already may have some information on the taxpayer. The department says it never calls and asks for personal information.

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