Attorney General Warns of Fake Letters From Office
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster issued a notice Thursday of scam artists posing as representatives of his office, a ploy designed to trick victims into believing they won cash prizes and must pay taxes to government agencies.
Koster said the letters appear "on official-looking letterhead allegedly from government agencies," which include the FBI, IRS and Department of Justice, in addition to the attorney general's office. Koster said the scam artists use both the mail and telephone to trick people, and some of the letters reference fake Missouri laws.
Koster said anybody suspecting a scam from any government agency may call the Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-392-8222.