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Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske Issues Scam Alert

Post Date:03/21/2017 1:25 PM

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Contact: Kent Alexander
(702) 486-6982

(Carson City, NV; March 21, 2017) - Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske alerts the public of a scam involving the fraudulent use of a document that has been altered to appear to be an official certificate issued by the Secretary of State.   The scam requests the recipient to pay “IRS tax fees” to receive “winning money” from the Internal Revenue Service.  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 a former Secretary of State. 

“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 Cegavske.  “We ask that anyone that may have received or that has responded to the fraudulent request contact our office at 775-684-5708.” 

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