OLYMPIA, Wash. – Dec. 5, 2017 – The Washington Department of Revenue is warning businesses to be aware of a new telephone scam.
The scammers fraudulently claim to be from Revenue and request over-the-phone payment to renew expired business licenses.
Revenue will never ask for or take payment for license renewals over the phone. The department mails businesses a notice about six weeks before their renewal is due and a delinquent notice a week after the license expires.
License renewals should be made through a business’s secure My DOR account.
Businesses that receive one of these fraudulent calls and want to check their license status should visit the My DOR website at http://secure.dor.wa.gov and log in to review their account information.
If a business is unsure about correspondence with the Department of Revenue or has questions related to this scam, they are asked to call 1-800-451-7985.
The article can be found here: https://dor.wa.gov/about/news-releases/2017/new-phone-scam-targets-washington-businesses