State tax scam warning

Residents of Oneonta and other parts of the state are becoming prey for a new phone scam – and this one according to state officials is a little harder to detect.

Callers pose as state Tax Department representatives and have found a way to make the caller ID appear as if it’s a legitimate call.

The two phone numbers scammers use are 518-457-5181 or 518-457-0578.

Tax department officials say if you suspect the call you get is a scam, call them at (518) 457-5434 or go online and create an Online Services account.