The Assessor’s Office recently mailed Income and Expense Questionnaires to commercial property owners, and owners of 4+ apartment units. These were mailed on April 25th. The envelopes, and letters would look like this:
Actual Envelope and Letter:
Official mail from the Assessor’s Office has a return label that has the Town Seal on it, and a red postmark with the April 25th date, stamped and mailed from the Town Office Building.
It has come to our attention that FRAUDULENT letters have been mailed out to property owners of single family with in-law apartments, duplexes, multiple buildings and multiple occupancies.
These letters were mailed in the same yellow manila envelopes and *look* official, but they are not.
The fraudulent letters have 2 stamps on them, and the return address label is smaller and does not include the Town Seal. Although these appear to be official, they **were not** mailed from the Assessor’s Office. This is an example of what the mailings look like:
Fraudulent Envelope Letter
IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ONE OF THE FRAUDULENT LETTERS AND HAVE NOT OPENED IT, PLEASE DO NOT OPEN IT AND CALL THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE AT (860) 345-8531, x 213. EVEN IF YOU HAVE OPENED IT, PLEASE CALL THE ASSESSOR IMMEDIATELY.
WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT ALL OF THE FRAUDULENT LETTERS BACK. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.