Something every owner, property manager or management company should be aware of is a scam recently reported in Arizona. The Mesa Police Department is currently investigating what appears to be a scam involving a notice delivered to residents at a large apartment community.
The notice begins: "This property has been recently sold," and states that rent payments, in the form of a cashier's check or money order only, are to be sent to the new "owner" at a California address. The property in question has not been sold, is not up for sale, and there is no new management company.
Police and the local apartment association advised all management companies and communities to be alert for similar notices, allegedly sent by:
AMJ Properties, LLC.
6245 Bristol Parkway, #266
Culver City, CA 90230
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