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Property tax scam targets Lake County seniors

(WAUKEGAN) Lake County officials are warning homeowners about a recent scam that has been targeting area seniors under the guise of property tax collection.

Multiple senior citizens have received letters claiming that the county will take their homes if they do not pay the delinquent taxes on their property, according to a statement from the Lake County treasurer’s office.

In each of the reported cases, the homeowners who received the letters had already paid their taxes in full, the treasurer’s office said.

Anyone who receives such a letter should not contact the person listed on the letter, but rather call the treasurer’s office at (847) 377-2323 or check the status of their payment online at the Lake County website, according to the statement.