If you’re a homeowner, you may have received an official-looking letter recently informing you that your property needs to be reassessed for tax purposes. The cost of the reassessment is $179, but you’ll have to pay an additional $30 if you don’t mail in your application within the next few weeks.
“It’s a scam,” Los Angeles County Assessor Rick Auerbach said.
The letter is actually from a company called Property Tax Reassessment, which gives a Los Angeles post office box as its address. Read more about it at the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor’s website, where it is noted: “There is no reason to pay for a review that will be done for free.”