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Washoe Treasurer warns residents of scam letters sent by mail

By Carla O'Day

The Washoe County Treasurer’s Office on Wednesday warned the public about a scam involving letters and documents being mailed to property owners that appear to be coming from the county, with some depicting what resembles a Census logo.

Some citizens reported that they received letters via snail mail claiming Washoe County Public Judgement Records is demanding payment. There is no such Washoe County department.

The notices mention federal tax authorities, and threaten a variety of actions, including seizure of property, garnishing wages and bank accounts, and seizing Social Security benefits. 

Citizens are encouraged to verify any Washoe County correspondence with the department that sent it, or Washoe 311 by dialing 3-1-1.

Property owners can also check their tax status online at www.washoecounty.us/treas or call the Treasurer at 775-328-2510.

Here’s a link to what a recent scam letter looks like:
https://www.washoecounty.us/outreach/2020/TOScamDocs.pdf

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