The Larimer County Treasurer’s Office has heard from property owners expressing concern about fraudulent phone calls from someone stating that property taxes have not been paid.
In the calls, a man tells the property owner that he is from the Treasurer’s Office and that the property owner hasn’t paid their taxes.
Larimer County Treasurer Irene Josey said her main concern is that the imposter may ask for a credit card number.
“The Treasurer’s Office will never call you and ask for your credit card number to pay your property taxes,” said Josey. “We do accept credit cards for payment of property taxes; however we accept them in person, at the front counter, or online at www.larimer.org/treasurer.”
The Treasurer’s Office sends property tax statements via U.S. mail in January each year. A second notice is sent via U.S. mail in July if taxes become delinquent. If you receive a telephone call from anyone claiming to be a representative of the Treasurer’s Office, do not provide any personal or credit card information. even if the caller ID shows the actual Treasurer’s Office telephone number.
Scammers have the technology to manipulate caller ID to show whatever number they choose. Instead, make note of their name, the telephone number they called from, and contact the Treasurer’s Office at 970-498-7020. You may also call the Treasurer’s Office at any time to check the status of your property taxes. In addition to calling for your property tax status, you can check online at www.larimer.org/treasurer/query/search.cfm.