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By WKTV News

(WKTV) - To report fraudulent activity to New York State authorities, contact the State Tax Department at (518) 435-8523 or the New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection at (518) 474-8583. New Yorkers can also file a complaint online here.

The New York State Office for New Americans, whose mandate is to reduce exploitation of New Americans, has also instructed all of its 27 Opportunity Centers throughout the state to alert consumers about this scam and advise them to hang up the phone if they receive any calls of this nature.

The New Americans Multi-Lingual Information Hotline can be reached at (800) 566-7636 for further assistance.  To report fraud to the IRS call (800) 829-0433.

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