Fulton County, Indiana

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Property Fraud Alert

Fulton County Indiana Property Fraud Alert

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Property Fraud Alert Information

This free service alerts property, homeowners to potential fraud.

 

Property fraud is a free online subscription service offered to the public that allows them to have their name monitored with the Recorder’s office in order to track possible fraudulent recordings that affect 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. 

 

A common property fraud scenario involves a criminal filing a bogus deed making it appear that the actual owner had transferred ownership of a parcel to someone else.  The criminal then takes that deed to a bank, fraudulently obtains a mortgage and then disappears with a large amount of money.  While it can happen to anyone, perpetrators of property fraud often prey on the elderly, people in long term care facilities, absentee property owners and owners who spent large parts of the year out of town.

 

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.  When subscribing to the service, the subscriber will have the option to choose one of the following notification methods; E-mail, telephone call or text.

 

The best protection against property fraud is being proactive.  This free service is easy to sign up for and offers a little extra peace of mind with just a few clicks of the computer mouse.

 

WHO:  Property Fraud Alert is a free public service provided to you by your elected County Recorder.

 

WHAT:  Property Fraud Alert is a FREE service that will notify you via phone, text or email if a document is recorded in Fulton County under your name.

 

WHEN:  Someone may attempt to illegally use your property for financial gain.  This occurs when a fraudulent document is drawn up in your name in an attempt to illegally acquire your property through a sale, home equity loan, or other means.

 

WHY:  Property Fraud is on the rise in America.  Millions of Americans are losing their home or getting swept into lengthy legal battles for their property.  This FREE service is provided to you to help safeguard you against becoming a victim of Property Fraud; by signing up, you are taking the first steps in protecting your most valuable asset, your home.

 

HOW:  Property Fraud Alert will notify you via phone or email when a document is recorded in Fulton County.  You can sign up 3 names per phone number or 4 names per email address.  Signing up is quick and easy!  If you receive a notification, you can work with Fulton County to ensure you do not become a victim of property fraud.

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Rochester, IN 46975
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