Treasurer Torsella Warns Pennsylvanians of Telephone Scam

Pennsylvanians are urged to take precautionary measures


Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today warned Pennsylvanians about a telephone scam in which scammers are posing as Treasury employees and threatening with arrest if unpaid taxes are not paid immediately. These fraudulent calls are coming from telephone numbers that appear to belong to the Pennsylvania Treasury.


Treasury does not collect taxes or seek payments via telephone and has no authority to make arrests. All services that Treasury provides to the public are offered free of charge, including the process of unclaimed property.


Anyone receiving a scam call should take precautionary measures by ceasing contact immediately and refraining from sharing personal financial information, including bank accounts or credit card numbers. Please report any suspicious calls to the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-800-441-2555 or scams@attorneygeneral.gov.


State taxes are collected by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. To determine if a tax issue is legitimate, please contact the Department of Revenue at 717-787-8201.

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