MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Carver County Sheriff’s office is warning metro residents of a door-to-door scammer posing as a Minnesota Department of Revenue agent.

Sheriff Jim Olson says the scammer is demanding people to pay back taxes immediately or they will call local law enforcement.

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The Minnesota Department of Revenue will never demand payments without contacting people first. They also never require payment information over the phone and they never threaten to contact the police.

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Call the department at 651-296-3003 or 1-800-657-3909 if you are concerned about potential fraud.

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