Reassessment service called a scam

California moves to shut down two related companies

California’s attorney general has filed suit to shut down two releated businesses that allegedly billed tens of thousands of homeowners nearly $200 each by claiming they had helped them reduce their property tax assessments.

The lawsuit, which seeks $2.5 million in civil penalties, alleges businesses owned by Sean and Michael McConville targeted homeowners with mailers that read like government billing statements, demanding payment for reassessments and reassessment appeal services.