Consumer Alert: Request for Official Copy of Deed, Scam

An official looking document is sometimes mailed when property is refinanced or transferred. It is a solicitation to obtain a copy of your grant deed or other record of title, and it requires a hefty fee. Ignore this solicitation. It is a SCAM.

Certified copies of property deeds are available at the county clerk’s office. The county clerk’s office may charge a small fee for certified copies of such deeds, usually between two and four dollars a page. Since most property deeds are between two and five pages in length, a certified copy can usually be obtained for between four and twenty dollars.

This is an example of the SCAM document:

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