The Rent Control Board has received inquires from local residents who claim they have received fake eviction notices via e-mail.

These are most likely nothing more than junk mail, the board is advising residents. State laws govern how eviction notices must be served, and e-mail is not one of the lawful methods. Some of the notices even purport to come from a court secretary. Be advised that courts do not send official correspondence merely by e-mail.

Anyone who has received such a fishy notice is encouraged to use caution and avoid opening any attachment from an unknown sender. Tenants who have received what appears to be a valid eviction notice or who are not sure are encouraged to contact the Rent Control Board office to be advised of their rights and the importance of seeking legal counsel.

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