What is the Official Records Risk Alert Notification Program?
According to the FBI, property fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States. Criminals file fake deeds or other land records to appear as if they own property that is not actually theirs, and then they deceive people into giving them money to buy or rent those homes.
The Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller offers a free risk alert notification service to help property owners monitor their recorded property records for fraudulent activity.
Subscribers will be sent an email alert when a deed, lien, mortgage or other land record matching the subscriber's criteria has been recorded into the Official Records of Collier County.
Although this service does not prevent the actual fraudulent activity from occurring, it provides the subscriber an opportunity to verify whether the activity was initiated by them or by a scammer committing fraud.
Click here to register.