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Fake Rodent Letters

Fake Rodent Letters


A VIOLATION LETTER CIRCUITULATING IN THE CITY, DEMANDING RECIPIENTS PAY UP BIG BUCKS FOR PEST VIOLATIONS. Reporter: ON FRIDAY, HENRY RECEIVED THIS OFFICIAL LOOKING LETTER FROM THE CITY OF NEW YORK. THEY’RE USING THE CITY LOGO ON TOP, ON BOTTOM. Reporter: ONLY PROBLEM, THE CITY DIDN’T SEND THIS LETTER. THE NOTICE IS PRINTED ON A FAKE LETTERHEAD AND CLAIMS TO BE FROM THE RODENT CONTROL PROGRAM ACCESS.. IT DEMANDS IMMEDIATE PAYMENT FOR AN UNSPECIFIED VIOLATION RANGING FROM $120 TO $280, TO BE HAILED TO THE VERMIN CONTROL OF NEW YORK. A PROPERTY ADDRESS NUMBER IS MISSING, THE LOT NUMBER IS MISSING. ALL THE INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE PROVIDED IN THE VIOLATION IS MISSING. THIS VIOLATION CANNOT BE CONTESTED OR CHALLENGED. ISN’T THERE SOMETHING IN THIS COUNTRY CALLED DUE PROCESS? Reporter: 12 IT’S A MULTIUNIT BUILDING, AND THERE’S NO SIGN. VERMIN CONTROL OF NEW YORK. THERE IS A MAIL-IN CENTER, AND PERHAPS THIS IS WHERE THE SCAMMER IS HAVING THE CHECK SENT. WE CALLED THE NUMBER ON THE LETTER AND GOT THIS. PEOPLE GET AFRAID. AND THE FIRST THING THEY’RE GONNA DO IS PAY. Reporter: CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MARK LAVINE IS WARNING NEW YORKERS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT. YOU MAKE A CHECK OUT TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK. IF YOU GET A LETTER SAYING MAKE ME OUT TO AN AGENCY, A PRIVATE COMPANY, THAT SHOULD BE A RED FLAG. Reporter: AND CALL 311

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