Montgomery County's Office of Consumer Protection said Friday that the direct mail solicitation gives the false appearance that it is from a state or local government agency. In reality, the address is a mail drop location. Officials say there is no cost for property owners to petition for a tax assessment review.
Officials say the deceptive letter has been reported to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. They say anyone who provided credit card information or sent checks as a result of the letter can file a complaint with the Office of Consumer Protection.