Monday, September 5, 2016
Beware of latest mail scam
A fake pest control violation letter is circulating in the city and its asking its recipients to pay up big bucks.
On Friday, Henry Gelfand received the official looking letter claiming to be from the City of New York.
“They’re using the city logo on top, they’re using the city logo on the bottom,” Gelfand said told CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco.
Only problem? It’s not the city who sent the letter. The notice, which is printed on a fake New York City Department letter head, claims to be from the “Rodent Control Program Assessment.”
The letter demands immediate payment for an unspecified violation ranging from $120 to $280, to be mailed to “Vermin Control of New York.”
“The property address is missing, the lot number is missing, all the information that should be provided in a violation is missing,” Gelfand said. The letter reads “this violation cannot be contested or challenged.”