The Cortland County Clerks Office is reporting a brand new type of tax scam.
Cortland County residents have reported receiving what looks like an official notice from New York State, which claims they have unpaid taxes and may face property seizures as a result.
One resident told the Clerk’s Office he had actually phoned the number and was referred to a tax “lawyer” who tried to get the man to pay. The resident, however, knew he did not owe these taxes and brought it to the clerk’s office.
The Clerk has contacted the State Attorney Generals Office about this new tax scam.