Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade Police warns of fake letters about zoning violations

This is one of two letters Miami-Dade police say scammers have mailed county residents. The letters are fraudulent.
This is one of two letters Miami-Dade police say scammers have mailed county residents. The letters are fraudulent. Courtesy

Miami-Dade police are investigating fraudulent notices mailed to county residents about phony zoning violations and building inspections.

No one has reported being a victim of a scam yet, according to police, but officials made the letters public so people could avoid any confusion.

The letters feature a shaded, official seal of the Office of the Mayor. They also make reference to Team Metro, a county agency that was eliminated several years ago.

One letter is titled “Notice of Violation, Single Family Zone.” Another is titled “Notice of Inspection.”

“We take the trust and safety of our community very seriously, and we are working together with MDPD investigators to address this matter as quickly as possible,” Deputy Mayor Jack Osterholt said in a statement.

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