IDENTITY-THEFT SCAM TARGETS DOÑA ANA COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS

IDENTITY-THEFT SCAM TARGETS DOÑA ANA COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS

The Doña Ana County Treasurer's Office has received calls from property owners stating that they are receiving calls seeking private information by people representing themselves as Doña Ana County employees.

Doña Ana County does not initiate calls to property owners seeking private information, such as Social Security numbers or dates of birth. Doña Ana County advises property owners not to give out sensitive identity information over the telephone.

If you have received calls of this nature, report them to law enforcement. If you receive a call from anyone claiming to be a Doña Ana County employee, ask them for their full name, their title, which department they work for, and for a return number to call.

The Doña Ana County Treasurer's Office number is 647-7433. The Doña Ana County Assessor's Office number is 647-7400. The Doña Ana County Clerk's Office number is 647-7421. Doña Ana County’s main switchboard number is 647-7200.

Anyone who advises property owners to call numbers other than these is likely attempting to defraud you out of information to which the caller is not entitled.

***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****

Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229.