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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Beware of Unauthorized Tax Notices

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Shelby County Trustee’s Office has received a number of complaints from concerned property owners who were sent solicitations from a company targeting them with unauthorized tax notices. Postcards were mailed to delinquent taxpayers seeking to purchase their properties for taxes owed.

"We have been getting an influx of calls from distraught taxpayers who think they are going to lose their homes,” said Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir. "Since information about what is owed on properties is public record, there are a number unscrupulous people who prey on unknowing taxpayers and try to purchase their properties from them.”

The company name is listed as Shelby County Tax Help on the postcard and the address traces back to a UPS Store location. If you receive a postcard from this organization, please do not call the number. Contact the Trustee’s Office at 901.222.0200 or call the local authorities.

Any property that is delinquent three years or more is eligible for a tax sale, but the Trustee’s Office will always follow a legal process, and contact taxpayers directly in writing and by phone. If you are unsure about the status of your property, please contact our office at 901.222.0200 or visit www.shelbycountytrustee.com to view your payment history.

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