Pasco officials warn of letter claiming to be Pasco County Government approved

Company is not approved for PACE Program
Posted at 4:43 PM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-26 18:23:20-04

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Tony Greco had a feeling something was wrong with a letter he got in the mail.

“Right off the bat it didn’t look right,” he said.

The letter he received has official looking for seals at the top, and says Pasco County Government Approved as part of the PACE Program.

Pasco does in fact have an agreement with four different vendors to help people finance energy improvements to their homes as part of the PACE Program.

But Summitwood Works, LLC isn’t one of them.

“It says Pasco County Government approved. And it’s not Pasco County Government approved,” Greco said.

Tony found that out for sure after handing the letter over to his daughter who works for the county.

The letter also says “you are receiving this notice because major roof concerns were visually noted this week.”

“Nobody looked at my roof,” he said.

Pasco Tax Collector Mike Fasano tells ABC Action News he will not tolerate companies misrepresenting themselves.

He says they seem to be targeting the elderly.

And he will drop the whole program if companies don’t play fair.

Meanwhile, Tony says he’s extra careful with offers that come his way, but he knows others could easily be deceived.

“It’s just one scam after another. It’s hard to keep up,” he said.

We called the number listed on the letter and a woman at a call center insisted they are approved by Pasco County.

We left a message for a supervisor to call us back, but no one has returned that message.

For information on vendors that are approved in Pasco County, click here.