Is the RNC sending out past due bills?

Posted at 8:50 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 23:50:52-04

If you got a letter in the mail marked Notice of Delinquency sign on the envelope, would you pay it?

Katie Richards of Phoenix let me know, she got one. She was confused when saw who it was from.

"It said I needed to send in my membership activation immediately," she says.

The past due bill claims to be from the Republican National Committee (RNC), and it asks that she send $25 or more immediately.

But the weird return address to the "Office of Records Arizona Assessment" and the urgent requests for immediate payment made Katie questions the legitimacy of the mailer.

"I was concerned that maybe it wasn't a real thing," she says.

She is scared that someone was posing as the RNC, so she let me know.

It's dated "Monday Morning" and accuses her of being delinquent in a debt she knows nothing about. This letter has red flags all over it.

It directs you to a website. But when we call the listed number, it's no longer in service.

We emailed and called the RNC media contact, but got no response and there is no option to leave a voicemail.

We also checked with the Arizona Republican Party. They didn't know what it was either.

So we honestly don't know whether or not the letter is scam.

But one thing is for sure, if you can't verify something, it's best to think twice before sending any money.

And question it like Katie did.

"This doesn't deserve trust to me," she says.

Have you gotten questionable political mailers? Let me know.

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