Property Tax Payment Scam: How It Works
(with video below) Beware of the Property Tax Payment scam, aka Property Tax Help scam. Criminals call random numbers in your city and tell the homeowners they represent the local administration (County Treasurer’s Office, City Hall, etc).. Then they proceed to tell the resident that their property will be sold or seized unless property taxes are immediately paid over the phone.
The callers usually pressure the victims to take immediate action. Unfortunately, that’s where many people fall for this scam.
Even more dangerous, in a second variation of the scam callers are promising to reduce your property tax fee. How does that work?
Watch the video below to see in action the Reduced Property Tax Help Scam, exposed:
Reduced Property Tax Help Scam Video
Property Tax Payment Scam: How To Avoid
The process of the property tax collection is not done over the phone. Correspondence is done through the mail. Write the phone number down, hang up and call their local administration to confirm the payment. Ask for a caller’s contact information and tell them you will call them back. Go on the Internet, use the search engines.
Verify that the number they give you is tied to a legitimate company or government entity. Do not wire any money or make payments over the phone unless you have verified the caller. Hang up on recorded message calls or robo-calls and never press any numbers.
Property Tax Payment Scam: How To Report
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