Protect Yourself against Property and Mortgage Fraud
Property owners in six Northeast Florida counties have a new tool they can use to proactively protect against growing property and mortgage fraud. Fraudsters attack homeowners in a variety of ways including creating a false document to deed your home to them or make themselves a corporate executive of your business. Six Clerks of Courts have banded together and created a free notification system for properties in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties. You can quickly register at www.ProtectYourFloridaProperty.com and www.ClerksAgainstFraud.com. Once registered, you will receive a free notice should a change on your property be recorded. This notice does not stop the fraudulent activity but gives owners an opportunity to quickly intervene to correct falsely filed documents. Fraudulent activity should be quickly reported to law enforcement and legal advice should be sought.
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