An email scam is circulating, threatening people with foreclosure and eviction from their homes.
Bob Brown said he opened his email Wednesday and noticed one with a subject line of “Notice of Eviction.” The email said his home had been foreclosed on by his bank and he had until March 27 to move out.
“If you decide to cooperate and fulfill your obligations, the bank will offer you a reasonable period of time for moving out. Otherwise, you will be evicted in an administrative proceeding,” the email read.
The email included a detailed statement from the bank and was signed, “Real estate agency, Isabella Mason.”
Brown said the email reportedly was from Denver Property Management, which is a legitimate company, but not one used by Brown.
Brown contacted Denver Property Management, and a company representative said it did not sent the email.
The company has a notice on its website warning people not to open any attachments because they may have a computer virus attached.
“We are working with law enforcement and our administrators to solve this problem, and we hope to have it resolved shortly,” Denver Property Management’s website stated.
Another unrelated scam was reported to Temple police by several residents.
The people got phone calls claiming they had family members in jail who needed money to bond out, Cpl. Christopher Wilcox said.