**SCAM ALERT** Targeting Seniors, of course

ERIE COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES OFFICE WARNS RESIDENTS OF ALLEGED STAR EXEMPTION SCAM TARGETING LOCAL SENIORS

Date:  /13/19

 

Erie County’s Real Property Tax Services Office is issuing a warning following alleged telephone scam efforts that are targeting senior citizens who own property in the county.

According to county employees who have been in contact with residents who have received the phone calls, the scammers are calling local seniors claiming to be employees of Erie County in an attempt to obtain personal financial information.

All property owners are reminded to never give out any personal information over the phone regarding their STAR exemption. Erie County is not involved in the administration of the STAR exemption.

Anyone who receives one of these suspicious calls is asked to simply hang up.

For more information:

Visit the Real Property Tax Services online at www.erie.gov/ecrpts/

This is a *Press Release from Erie County Officials*

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