County warns of phishing scams

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office is warning consumers about a deceptive Web site currently posing as a government site for the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The non-government Web site tries to dupe people into giving out personal information (known as “phishing”). Because the site appears to be an “official U.S. government Web site,” some people may fall prey to this scam. The Web site is bailout.hud-gov.us. Again, this is not a U.S. government Web site.

Property tax reassessment scam reported

Citizens have recently reported receiving official-looking forms by mail with the County Assessor’s ID No. and the address of their real property along with the current assessed value.

The notice indicates that the property is currently “over-assessed” and that a request for tax reassessment has not yet been filed. The form states that for a “processing fee,” paid by a “due date,” the citizen’s property can be “reassessed.” The letter also states that, if the fee is not received by the due date, a “late fee” will be applied.

The form looks official, and includes a green return envelope to mail in the money. The envelopment returns to a P.O. Box in Los Angeles. Be advised, our County Assessor’s office is located at the County Administration Building on Pacific Coast Highway and any real-property owner can request a reassessment through that agency without charge.

Free forms are available at sdarcc.com. Deadline for submission is May 30, 2009.

For more information, please contact the San Diego District Attorney’s Consumer Fraud Hotline at (619) 531-3507.

Report Complaints of L.A. solicitations to: http://da.co.la.ca.us/fraud.htm.

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