Another Scam Arrives in the Mail.


Official looking letter from the 'Homeowner Property Tax Review Board'
Official looking letter from the 'Homeowner Property Tax Review Board'

Opening one’s mail, it seems, is as hazardous and risky as eating room-temperture chicken salad left out all day on the kitchen counter in 100 degree weather.

Today, a very official looking letter arrived from the “Homeowner Property Tax Review Board” which offers, for only $189, to submit to the County Tax Assessor’s office an application to reduce one’s property taxes.

A search on Google with the title, “HOMEOWNER PROPERTY TAX REVIEW BOARD” turns up articles detailing a scam that has appeared in cities such as Phoenix and Las Vegas. “BBB [Better Business Bureau] advises consumers not to send checks, cash, credit card or bank account information to an unknown solicitor.”

Now if we could only do something about that “scam” involving a company called AT&T: it promises $79.00 a month wireless service which ends up costing $145.00 a month.

One thought on “Another Scam Arrives in the Mail.

  1. Wow…thanks for posting this scam. I just got that letter on the same day as my taxes and though it seemed fishy it also looked so official. I was going to contact the county property tax office to see if it was real but you saved me the call. I wonder how many people are falling for this crap.

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