Nevada AG cautions consumers about property tax fraud

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 11, 2009, 11:38am

Catherine Cortez Masto (D)

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has told consumers to contact authorities should they receive a letter claiming they are eligible for property tax savings.

The letter is being sent out by a California-based organization the, "Property Tax Review Board."

The company claims recipients can save hundreds of dollars on their property taxes if they pay a fee of $189.

However, Carson City Assessor Dave Dawey said the information is false because it is based on California law, not Nevada law.

Masto's office issued a statement informing consumers to contact their local county assessor's office should they have questions or concerns about their property taxes.

In most cases, property tax reassessments are provided free of charge by county assessors, Masto said.

In May, California Attorney General Jerry Brown filed suit against a company operating under the name, "Property Tax Reassessment and Property Tax Adjustment Services."

According to that lawsuit, the company's owners billed tens of thousands of California homeowners nearly $200 for property tax reassessment services which were allegedly never performed.

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