PROPERTY TAX SCAMS HIT LONG BEACH
If you or someone you know receives an illegal solicitation, please contact the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs by phone at (800) 973-3370
Various private companies are sending mailings to property owners offering their services to pursue a reduction in their property taxes. These companies may charge hundreds of dollars to file for a reduction in value on behalf of the property owner. Some companies are even imposing late fees if the application is received after an arbitrary deadline.
The LA County Office of the Assessor website includes a written press release warning county residents of the "scam", and investigative news coverage from Channel 4 and Fox 11 news stations. http://assessor.lacounty.gov/extranet/list/newsList.aspx?newsid=89