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Ventura County Warns Non-Profits; Be Aware Of Official Looking, But Misleading Billings

Ventura County officials have issued a warning about a scam which targets non-profit agencies. The Ventura County Assessor’s Office has received a number of reports about groups getting official looking bills for what are officially free government services.

One of the mailings looks like the county’s property tax exemption form, seeking a $150 dollar fee for help in providing what is actually a free service.

Officials say non-profits should examine anything which looks like government billing closely, and if it appears questionable to directly contact the government agency.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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