4 | NOVEMBER 2017 | TEXAS STYLIST & SALON |WWW.TEXASSTYLIST.COM Con Artist Taking Advantage of TDLR Licensees…AGAIN!
TDLR has received reports of a man calling
TDLR license holders and telling them they must
pay for a class as part of a TDLR penalty, and
threatens to close the business. The caller then
demands money or payment via Green Dot Mon-
This con artist appears to be targeting people
with previous TDLR violations and may even
mention those violations. He may also say he is
from the local sheriff’s office.
• TDLR does not and will never request or ac-
cept payments via Green Dot MoneyPak cards.
• TDLR will never ask you to pay a penalty or
fine without first sending a Notice of Al-
leged Violation to you by certified mail.
This letter will be sent to your last known
address so you must keep your contact in-
formation up to date.
• Lastly, TDLR employees will never
request or accept money or gift cards un-
der any circumstance while visiting your
Scams like this one can happen any-
where, any time to any TDLR license holder.
Please use the information above to identify
suspicious or potentially illegal activity.
Impersonating a public servant is a third-
degree felony under the Texas Penal Code.
If you receive a suspicious call like this, please
contact your local law enforcement agency. You
should also call us at 800-803-9202 to verify we
did not contact you.
Get more information about frauds and scams
from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.
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