Property Fraud Alert is a free online subscription service offered to the public that allows them to have their name monitored within the Recorder's Office in order to track possible fraudulent recordings that affects their property.
The threat of mortgage fraud and identity theft crimes continue to rise, and all too often victims of these types of fraudulent activities are unaware their homes or identity have been stolen. While Property Fraud Alert does not prevent fraud from happening; it provides an early warning system for property owners to take appropriate actions should they determine possible fraudulent activity has taken place.
With Property Fraud Alert, subscribers will be notified when the name they have submitted is used in any recording activities within the Recorder's office. The best protection against property fraud is being proactive.
To sign up for this free service, go to www.propertyfraudalert.com to register. Complete the registration form and submit. The service will notify you if a document is recorded with your name.
Deed Solicitation Scams
Some companies have sent mailings to Minnesota Homeowners that may initially look like a bill from a government agency. The mailings may attempt to get homeowners to pay upwards of $90 in some cases for a copy of their real estate deed or property profile. View information regarding real estate deed solicitation scams.