Telephone Scam

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Local businesses beware…East Wenatchee city officials say a telephone scam is targeting businesses across the state, including those in the Wenatchee Valley. The state Department of Revenue (DOR) sent an email to city officials yesterday warning business owners that scammers claiming to be from the DOR are requesting over-the-phone payment to renew their business licenses.

The DOR says it would never ask for a payment for a license renewal over the phone. The agency mails businesses a notice about six weeks in advance of their renewal.

For additional information about the current telephone scam, call the local Department of Revenue office at (509) 885-9825.