Wed, Aug 26th 2020 06:45 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is warning Erie County residents of a letter rip-off the place a letter, purporting to be from an worker of the “Erie County Division of Equalization,” calls for additional cost earlier than the tip of the month of switch tax owed to the county upon conveyance of actual property. This tax is paid to the county of Erie and state of New York on the time of an actual property closing.
This letter was detected as a rip-off for the next causes: The Erie County Division of Equalization doesn’t exist; the letter’s signatory shouldn’t be a county worker; and the cost hyperlink offered within the letter has been disabled. Additional, the county wouldn’t ship a letter on this occasion, as any disputes concerning underpayment of switch tax can be dealt with by the New York State Division of Taxation and Finance.
“Sadly, scammers see a possibility throughout instances of misery,” Kearns mentioned. “If somebody or some entity you’ve by no means handled earlier than is making an attempt to get you to half together with your hard-earned cash, cease and query it.”
If residents obtain this letter, they might contact their legal professional to verify that there aren’t any points with their respect to their conveyance. They might additionally contact the authorized division of the Erie County clerk’s workplace for extra info at 716-858-6348.
As with many of those rip-off circumstances, Kearns advises residents to observe the recommendation usually given by legislation enforcement companies: Simply recycle it.