The Orange County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office alerted the Pasco County Clerk of a possible bond refund scam that could end up targeting Pasco County residents. A company is allegedly sending unsolicited mailers or advertisements to customers who have posted cash bonds. The website used is: www.bondrefund.com.
The mailers and advertisements reportedly claim that the Clerk is holding their bond money. It further says that the person is entitled to a refund. It asks for a processing fee of $69, and then the company gives the person a form and tells them to submit the form to their County clerk for a refund.
According to the Pasco County Clerk, people “are being scammed out of their money, because the cash bond has either (1) been applied to outstanding balances, either in this case or other cases, or (2) has been, or is being, disbursed to the customer already.”
So far, Alachua, Duval, Orange, and Polk County residents have been involved. So far, it’s not included Pasco County, but the clerk wanted to warn residents of this potential scam.
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