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With Californians as neighbors, who needs enemies? Property Tax Scam

Discussion in 'Oregon' started by Elliott, Mar 22, 2010.

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  1. Elliott

    Elliott Elite Member

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    Apr 23, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Oregon
    "State and county officials are warning consumers of a widespread scam -- an official-looking mailing offering to reduce 2010 property tax bills for $189.

    Judith Kent of Tigard opened one such mailing on Saturday from "Property Tax Adjusters" of Granada Hills, Calif. The missive -- which listed her address, property values and an "Assessor's ID No," -- said a reassessment could mean an annual tax savings of $2,400. It also promised a refund of an $189 service fee if she failed to qualify."

    http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/03/beware_of_property_tax_adjustm.html

    http://media.oregonlive.com/business_impact/other/38 AM-page-1.pdf


    I don't know other appraisers experience, but when someone calls me and
    says they think they are over-assessed (RMV), I tell them to call the
    assessor first and ask what reduction would be necessary to save the first
    dime in actual property taxes. They never call me back.
     
  2. CANative

    CANative Elite Member

    169
    Jun 18, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    AB992 requires this statement to be prominently displayed by companies offering Prop 8 tax appeal services...

    http://www.capta1.com/
     
  3. Elliott

    Elliott Elite Member

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    Apr 23, 2002
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Oregon
    Greg,
    I was just minding my business, watching KATU's 5 o'clock news and they
    had the above news teaser (not like I'd expect a real TV report to dig up
    a story, they just repeat internet/print reporter stories).

    Would you believe anything that came out of Balboa Avenue? Isn't that
    like coming from Coral Gables, FL or Nigeria?
     
  4. OSU Beavers

    OSU Beavers Elite Member

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    Jan 10, 2007
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    State:
    Oregon
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