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Saratoga code 'inforcement' postcards bogus

Saratoga code 'inforcement' postcards bogus

Floral postcards offering “GREATINGS” from the Saratoga Springs “code inforcement” department were n

News flash: The floral postcards offering “GREATINGS” from the Saratoga Springs “code inforcement” department were not mailed out by the city.

City police are investigating a complaint from a resident of the Geyser Crest neighborhood who received the stamped postcard at her home recently. The woman double-checked the validity of the mailing with the city Code Enforcement Department, which verified the postcard was, in fact, bogus.

Lt. Robert Jillson said at least two of the postcards were mailed to Geyser Crest residents, informing them to clear debris in their yard. He said one resident actually cleaned up the debris and then discarded the postcard.

“It actually worked,” he said.

Police are now asking anyone who recently received a postcard purporting to be from code enforcement to contact them at 584-1800.

Jillson said there were no threats included in the postcards, but he said city code enforcers visit residences in person and do not contact them via mail about violations.

“They have a different way of going about it,” he said.

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