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Scam Warning: Calls from Fraudsters Target Seniors and People with Disabilities Who Have Applied for PTRR

The scam calls are reportedly targeting people who have applied for a rebate through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program.

Harrisburg, PA — Secretary of Revenue Pat Browne today issued a warning on a scam that is targeting older Pennsylvanians and people with disabilities who have applied for a rebate through Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. 

According to the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, applicants of the program have been receiving calls from scammers who are asking for their bank account information to facilitate the payment of their rebates through direct deposit. The callers falsely claim they are from Treasury as part of this scheme. 

“We want everyone to know that the Treasury Department and the Department of Revenue will never call applicants of this program and ask for their bank information,” Secretary Browne said. “No one should give out this sensitive personal information over the phone from an unsolicited caller. If you have any suspicion at all that a call like this is a scam, hang up the phone immediately.”