Consumer Alert Issued

New Hampshire – A consumer alert has been issued to residents and those doing business in this state by Attorney General Michael Delaney and Kevin Clougherty, Department of Revenue Commissioner, in regards to a fraudulent internet website attempting to scam New Hampshire residents into purchasing New Hampshire Retail Sales Tax Certificates and falsely and deceptively pretends to be an official website of the New Hampshire Department of Revenue.

New Hampshire does not collect retail sales tax. The website has no association with the DOR. The individuals behind the website are conducting a scam operation and attempting acts of theft by falsely asserting that state law requires these certificates to do business in this state.

Consumers are being warned to exercise extreme caution when doing any sort of business on the Internet. Scam artists are skilled at creating illusions and false images that attempt to trick people into believing they are dealing with legitimate businesses of government agencies.