The El Paso County Assessor's Office is warning residents that it has received a number of reports that residents in the Black Forest fire area have been contacted by imposters who claim to represent the El Paso County Assessor's Office. Residents should not provide information to these individuals.
“My appraisers were out there the last two weeks doing property inspections. We finished up last Friday and won't be out there again soon except to respond to a request from a property owner,” Mark Lowderman, El Paso County Assesssor, said.
Employees of the County Assessor's Office have county identification and business cards and drive official vehicles marked with the words Assessor's Department on the doors.
The El Paso County Attorney's Office warns that impersonating a public official to gather information for personal benefit is a felony.