Property Tax Fraud: Offer of Free Money Wasn't Sincere!
It's all very official-looking -- except, that is, for the post office box number appearing as a return address for Property Tax Reassessment's "regional processing center." (Probably the same place they store those trapped Nigerian bank funds.)
Today the Associated Press reports county offices in Shasta, El Dorado, Placer, Tehama and other counties are receiving hundreds of phone calls about these mailings. The AP quotes Sacramento County Assistant Assessor Kathleen Kelleher as saying such frauds often emerge in times of falling property values.
If you receive this kind of offer, toss it out or use it for a drink coaster. Believe it or not, there are some people in this world who won't give you something for nothing.