Nevada Secretary of State's office warns about IRS winnings scam

State of Nevada (KSNV)

Scammers are using the Internal Revenue Service and the Nevada Secretary of State’s office to pull off the fraud, according to a news release.

The scam requests the recipient to pay “IRS tax fees” to receive “winning money” from the Internal Revenue Service, according to a news release.

The Secretary of State became aware of the scam when the office received a request to verify the authenticity of a document which indicates that it was issued by the “Secretary of State of Nevada Taxation.”

The document bears the forged signature of former Secretary of State Ross Miller.

“It’s very important to make the public aware of this and similar scams that target citizens by presenting altered official documents to serve as a disguise for criminal activity,” said Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske.

Anyone that may have received or that has responded to the fraudulent request can contact Secretary of State’s office at 775-684-5708.

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