Warning from NYS Taxation and Finance
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) has recently received multiple calls from carriers who have been contacted by fraudulent Service Bureaus.
The “service bureaus” are attempting to collect data and payments from HUT registrants. One of the email blasts which registrants are receiving includes the NYS logo and does not provide a disclaimer that they are a service bureau as opposed to a government entity.
NYSDTF is also receiving reports that in responding to these “service bureaus”, registrants are being asked to provide their taxpayer PIN to OSCAR. This is something that an approved Service Bureau should not be requesting.
NYSDTF is in the process of developing communication to be issued to all HUT taxpayers to make them aware of this fraudulent action. To ensure that they are reaching as many carriers as possible.