October 19, 2021

Gaston County warns of property scam

Officials in Gaston County are warning residents about a new scam that is targeting elderly homeowners.

The Gaston County Building and Development Services Department said it has gotten several calls from homeowners who say they received an envelope with a yellow card inside stating there are “housing and safety violations on the property.”

One person who received a yellow card said he got a phone call from someone a few days later trying to buy his home.

“All of the recipients have been elderly people, and it’s scaring them,” Laura Hamilton, Land Use Coordinator for Gaston County, said. “We are hoping this is not a precursor to people physically going around after they have scared them and then trying to scam money out of them.”

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