May 3, 2019
For Immediate Release
Cibola County Warns Taxpayers About Phone Scam
Cibola County, NM— Cibola County has been made aware of phone scammers targeting taxpayers and threatening to sell property for non-payment. They may be targeting taxpayers with delinquent accounts.
According to reports, a caller will demand payment by credit card, over the phone for delinquent tax payments. The caller will threaten to sell the taxpayer’s property at auction if payment isn’t made immediately. This is a scam and taxpayers are advised to hang up.
Cibola County will NEVER demand tax payments over the phone. All payments must be made with a check in the mail, or in person at 700 E. Roosevelt, Suite 50, Grants, NM 87020. Do not give your information over the phone if you are not absolutely certain to whom you are speaking.
Taxpayers can go to http://www.cibolacountynm.com/ to see the status of their tax accounts. Or they may call the Cibola County Treasurer’s office at (505) 285-2532 or go in person to 700 E. Roosevelt, Suite 50, Grants, NM 87020, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to check their account.
The scam has been reported to the Cibola County Sheriff’s Office.