The Drew County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning residents of a tax lien settlement scam.

The sheriff’s office on Tuesday received information from a Drew County resident who said he received a suspicious letter saying he had fallen behind on his state tax lien and offering to settle the claim and save $23,164. The “official-looking” letter was nothing more than a scam.

The Drew County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Arkansas Department of Finance and the Individual Tax Bureau, both of which confirmed that they have “nothing on this resident.” They said their identification numbers always start with specific letters and numbers in which is not what is listed on this document.

Anyone who receives mail or documents which appear to be questionable or simply “too good to be true” is urged to research the claim or contact the Drew County Sheriff’s Office. “We’ll be glad to look into it for you,” said Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober.