The law firm of Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP (SDG) is advising the general public to ignore a fraudulent letter that has been mailed to numerous people, demanding payment for unpaid taxes.
The letter accuses the receiver of failing to pay taxes and threatens to seize the resident’s property and to garnish wages or social security benefits for non-payment.
Here’s an example of the letter:
Signed by a phony resolution officer, with a fake County Seal, the letter appears to be official at first glance and urges the receiver to call the toll-free number to make a payment in order to avoid further legal action.
“This is a scam, and under no circumstances, should anyone call the 1-800 number and make a payment of any kind,” says SDG partner Steve E. Diamond.
“No one should provide these individuals with personal information, such as a social security number or bank account information. If anyone has received a letter like this one or knows someone who has been a victim of this scam, please contact our office as soon as possible, so that one of our attorneys can help.”
About Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP
Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP (SDG Law) is a local Hudson-Valley-based, multifaceted law firm specializing in family law, wills, estates, elder law, criminal law, liquor license, residential and commercial real estate, business law, civil litigation, municipal law, property tax assessments, special needs planning and personal injury law. SDG Law’s capable team are ready to serve you at any one of their three locations in Wappingers Falls, Poughkeepsie and Kingston. Call the main office at 845-298-2000 to make an appointment or visit them online at sdglaw.com.