County Warns of Property Tax Scam

According to reports, a caller will demand payment by credit card, over the phone for delinquent tax payments. The caller will threaten to sell the taxpayer’s property at auction if payment isn’t made immediately. This is a scam and taxpayers are advised to hang up.

From San Juan County:

San Juan County has been made aware of phone scammers targeting taxpayers and threatening to sell property for non-payment. They may be targeting taxpayers with delinquent accounts.

According to reports, a caller will demand payment by credit card, over the phone for delinquent tax payments. The caller will threaten to sell the taxpayer’s property at auction if payment isn’t made immediately. This is a scam and taxpayers are advised to hang up.

San Juan County will NEVER demand tax payments over the phone. All payments must be made online, with a check in the mail, or in person at 100 S. Oliver Dr in Aztec. Do not give your information over the phone if you are not absolutely certain to whom you are speaking.

Taxpayers can go to SJCounty.net to see the status of their tax accounts or make a secure payment. Or they may call the San Juan County Treasurer’s office at (505) 334-9421 or go in person to 100 S. Oliver in Aztec, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to check their account.

The scam has been reported to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.

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