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Mecklenburg County Warns Against Fake Revaluation Notices

Townhomes at Bryant Park start in the low $300,000s. The development took the place of Westwood Apartments.
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Mecklenburg County Assessor Ken Joyner warns residents of fake revaluation notices targeting Charlotte residents by a local real estate company. He said his office learned of this occurring on Thursday.

Ken Joyner, Mecklenburg County assessor

“I’ve been doing this in North Carolina for over 25 years and I’ve never come across a situation like this. The fake notice does not include a county seal at the top and the fake notice does not include a new value.”

Joyner says the county’s notices will always include a value.

He says the fake letter comes from Greater Charlotte Properties and directs residents to a website for a new revaluation figure.  

He says there are no known victims but he fears someone will fall for the scam. The county started tax revaluations in January for the first time since 2011.

Sarafina Wright is the "All Things Considered" producer for WFAE 90.7 Charlotte’s NPR Source. Before coming to WFAE, she worked as a political correspondent for EBONY.com, staff writer at the Washington Informer and editor-in-chief of the WI Bridge in Washington, DC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Howard University. When she's not writing professionally, Sarafina can be found blogging at www.sarafinasaid.com or hanging out with her book club, Charlotte West.