As I noted a little over a month ago, the IRS filed a new tax lien against me in our local court system. This was a renewal of the lien they had filed the previous year, with updated numbers. It hasn’t had any practical effect on my life or my resistance and has not been a cause for alarm.
However, it has prompted an asston of junkmail. Just today I got seven different pieces of mail from various outfits offering to settle my tax debt for pennies on the dollar (for a fee). Over the weekend I got several more. The lien must have just gotten published somewhere.
Most of these are designed to look official rather than commercial: “URGENT DOCUMENT ENCLOSED: BACK TAX NOTICE” reads one envelope. “VIOLATION SUMMARY ENCLOSED” reads another. “Tax Debt Urgent Notice” reads a third. “SUMMONS ENCLOSED — DELINQUENCY NOTICE” announces a fourth.
It must be a lucrative business, to have all these companies sending all this carefully-misleading mail.