Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking community members who have received a fraudulent letter sent via U.S. Mail.

The letter, titled “Notice of Lien” and addressed from an organization in North Carolina, may use the resident’s parcel number and threaten legal action against the individual for unspecified violations. The letter may also contain violent threats and explicit language against the recipient.

The letter is believed to have been sent to numerous residents in the Southern Humboldt community.

All community members who have received similar, unsolicited correspondence should contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or file a report online at, reference case number 202100601.