I got a letter from FABCO requesting that I provide info about some recent evictions we did at our park. I typed in the letter at the end of this question with some things omitted. I googled and FABCO is a real company. In theory, me providing this info helps out other landlords out there, but I wonder if there is any downside or liability for me? ( Kinda sucks to think that telling the truth is not always in one’s best interest. ) Any chance this is any kind of scam?
Hoping a few of the big guns on this forum will weigh in with their thoughts. Thanks as always,
High Plains Drifter
Dear MY LLC NAME
We are writing to request additional identifying information on an eviction you recently filed through the local municipal court.
FABCO works with property owners to help keep the rental industry strong in the area of EVICTION identification. To achieve this goal it is imperative that eviction filings be identified by the following factors : name, address, date of birth, and last four digits of the social security number. It is to the landlord’s benefit that we have the proper identifying factors in order to accurately report all filed eviction cases. This enables property owners and/or managers to have the necessary information to make an informed decision prior to renting to a prospective tenant.
Please furnish the complete Social Security Numbers OR the last four digits and date of birth for the persons listed on the following page. You can do this several ways:
Mail the sheet back
Call our eviction hotline at xxxxxxx
Fax the sheets to xxxx
Please include your name, address, and phone number when you respond. Thank you!!
(blah blah blah)
On the back side they have a list of seven people we’ve evicted in the last year or so…