Brookhaven, NY - January 5, 2014 - Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine today warned residents about a scam by individuals looking to pose as Town workers to illegally enter private homes. Suffolk County Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney have been notified of this incident.
Town officials were alerted on January 2, 2015 of a letter sent to residents falsely claiming that employees from the Town Assessor’s office would be inspecting their property on Saturday, January 3, 2015 between the hours of 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. as part of “reassessments for the upcoming tax year.”
No such reassessment or inspection is taking place in Brookhaven Town.
“Whoever sent this fraudulent letter out will be prosecuted to the fullest extent to the law,” said Supervisor Romaine. “We are asking the public to contact us at 451-TOWN if they have received any such letter, and to protect themselves and their family from those who fraudulently sent this letter. Any Brookhaven Town employee who is conducting official business will have proper identification, be travelling in an official vehicle, and will otherwise be able to identify themselves as acting in an official capacity.”