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Caution over possible land scam urged

Staff writer

Some Marion County landowners are receiving letters from a Texas company offering to buy their property.

Those letters cause Sheriff Jeff Soyez concern.

A letter recently sent to one county resident offered to purchase 123.5 acres for $169,142.76.

The property owner who got the letter Soyez provided has a plot the size described in the letter, but the appraised value is $45,210.

The letter, from BCP Land in Frisco, Texas, asks the recipient to sign a purchase agreement and mail it back to the company before Sept. 12.

The letter said the company’s source of information about the land was “the Marion County Assessor.”

“ is a property investment company that prides itself on fast, professional, easy transactions, and seller satisfaction,” the letter reads.

Soyez said people could be taken advantage of.

“They are actually signing a property sales agreement, and they might be selling their property for a quarter of what it’s worth,” Soyez said.

To warn property owners not to be taken in by a possible scam, the sheriff’s office is cautioning county residents.

“We’re reaching out to senior centers and places like that,” Soyez told county commissioners Monday.

Last modified Aug. 18, 2022