Mercer County Prosecutor Warns of Tax Scam

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office is aware of a scam using letters claiming to be  from a fictitious Tax Assessment Securities division of Mercer County. This is not an  official notice from the Mercer County Board of Taxation. 

It is believed that this is an attempt to scam residents into paying a fake tax debt. The  fraudulent notice has a bold heading claiming the notice is a distraint warrant and a toll free number listed on the letter, which may lead recipients to believe this is a legitimate  piece of communication. These letters attempt to scare residents to respond by stating it  is a final judgmental notice and that the recipient must call within 15 days of receiving the  letter to avoid enforcement and additional penalties, fees or interest.

Residents should not take any action or call the number listed on the notice. 

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Property owners with questions can contact the Mercer County Board of Taxation at (609)  989-6704, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email 

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