In 2003 we sent a letter to John R. Matson about a lien he had against a property in Whatcom County.
And John, deciding it was a scam, forwarded it on to your office suggesting you look into it, saying . . .
This looks like a come/on letter. Please look into this guy named “Joe.” I myself have no relatives to Whatcom County. It looks like he may be trying to get money from people?— John R. Matson
Right, John, that’s what I do. I just randomly send out letters to people in Allyn, WA hoping they’ll bite.
The more likely scenario
Or maybe we found a lien at risk of foreclosure and sent a letter to John because he happened to have the same name as the fellow who’d made the loan.
Which do you think might be the more likely scenario, Rob?
Maybe this will help you decide. Here’s the recent letter received from Whatcom County . . .
And here is the copy of the title report we referenced back in 2003 when we were searching for lien holders on properties in tax foreclosure . . .
The mystery here never existed and the notion we’d inappropriately sent John a letter about “his” lien is confirmed as nonsense.
In reality, we’d simply sent a lienholder letter to what appears to be the wrong John R. Matson.
And John, being the skeptic he is, felt the need to pass my letter on to your office. End of story.
In the arena,