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Property Assessment Scam Hits The Mother Lode

Sonora, CA — Mother Lode property owners are starting to receive a scam notice from Property Tax Reassessment (P.O. Box 25519) in Los Angeles.

The company claims it will reassess your property for a fee of $179 so you can take advantage of lower taxes due to the downturn in the housing market. In addition if the service fee is not received by 2/26/09 you will be charged a $30 late fee.

From Tuolumne County Assessor-Recorder Ken Caetano, "The County Assessor’s Office will do reviews of property values at no cost. Don’t be misled … it is not a solicitation from a governmental agency because we do not charge to do reassessments of property."

Should you have any questions you can contact the Assessor-Recorder’s office at (209) 533-5535.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com