I need GT's opinion (this may be a bit long so I apologize in advance). I received a letter from my condo's property mgmt. company stating as of Feb. 1, 2013 there is a delinquent balance associated with my property of $268.70. If I don't pay the balance in full by March 7, 2013 the case will be turned over to the condo association's attorney to begin collection proceedings. I know this is incorrect; I'm just trying to figure out if it was a clerical error or if this is some kind of scam. Here is the pertinent info: - I closed on this condo August 21, 2012 - Monthly assessments are $346.70 and I have bank statements showing all assessments paid in full from September 2012 until Feb. 2013, and the pro-rated assessment for August was paid during my closing (so I have no idea where this random amount of $268.70 is coming from) - No special assessments have ever been levied (at least not since I've lived here) - A letter issued by the property mgmt. company to my attorney showed all balances had been paid in full up to August 17, 2012 (four days before my closing) so there didn't appear to be any delinquent balance at that time With all that in mind this letter started throwing up all kinds of red flags: - It's not on property mgmt. company letterhead (it looks like a pretty basic word document). - It deviates between referencing my building as "condominium" and "condo" (seems informal for a letter making this type of accusation) - It asks me to make a check payable to the condo association (shouldn't payments be to the property mgmt. company?) and it gives a P.O. box in downtown Chicago (I live about 30 mins. outside of the city) - It was simply sent first class mail (don't letters like this need to be sent certified mail to ensure that I do in fact receive it?) - This is the very first time I have heard about a delinquent balance, and they jump right to collections. Shouldn't there have been prior warnings? - It has no contact name or phone number to call if I have questions. It says inquiries must be sent in writing and lists the same P.O. box as the address. - The letter included a transaction history going back to June 1, 2012 and shows the $268.70 first showing up on June 25, 2012 (remember I closed on the condo on August 21, 2012) I left a voicemail with my property mgmt. company, but there won't be anyone in the office until Monday so I just figured I'd ask GT's opinion in the mean time. Thanks.