Yesterday, 05/12/2020, the Howard County Sheriff’s Office advised the public of a scam that has surfaced recently.
They advised residents that if they receive a letter from Homestead Designation Services to be aware that it is a scam. They urged the public to NOT send them money, as there is no cost to have your home designated as a Homestead and you can do it yourself.
In an article by the Better Business Bureau, official-looking letters from Homestead Designation Services have a format that is similar to that of a homestead exemption application.
Although these letters appear to be from a government agency, it is really a craftily designed solicitation. It should be noted that Homestead Recording Service is not a government agency, nor is it associated with any taxing authority.
The Howard County Sheriff’s Office advises that if anyone receives one of these letters, they should throw it away.
To read the complete article from the Better Business Bureau, visit: https://www.bbb.org/abilene/news-events/news-releases/2017/06/NewHomeownersWatchYourMail/