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Foreclosure mail scam targets Nassau County homeowners

July 02, 2018 01:03PM

In recent weeks, 2,700 scam letters have been sent to Nassau County residents claiming they “need to take immediate action to keep your home” or that “property taxes have not been paid” and could soon be foreclosed upon. The mailers apparently came from a private law firm, which CBS reported as being “Galarza law firm of Massapequa.” The notifications sent people scrambling to local officials in Hempstead and West Hempstead to make sure their payments were up to date. “This is an attempt to drum up business by scaring residents,” said a Hempstead tax receiver. The firm, which apologized for the scare, got homeowners’ public records and only learned many of them were in fact up-t0-date after sending the mailer. [CBS]