Latest scam promises property tax relief



A new phone scam campaign seeks personal information from older residents by implying they can gain property tax refunds or relief, according to the Clark County Assessor’s Office.

Seniors in multiple counties across the state received calls from solicitors claiming to work for “Seniors First,” according to a release from the assessor’s office. Callers ask residents for info including income, age and employment status to determine if they qualify for programs and imply they are calling on behalf of the state Department of Revenue.

Residents in Clark, Lewis and Thurston counties have reported the scam to the state, the auditor’s office said.

“This telephone marketing campaign in no way represents either the state or the Clark County Assessor’s Office,” Assessor Peter Van Nortwick said in the release. “I urge residents to be cautious when talking to solicitors and not give out personal information.”