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Property fraud alert offered by Pettis County Recorder

October 24, 2012

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Barb Clevenger

Property Fraud Alert is a free notification service offered to property owners in Pettis County.

Property Fraud happens when someone uses your property for financial gain. It can be as simple as someone recording a fraudulent document in the County Land Records Office, making it look like they own your home or property.

To address these concerns, Barbara Clevenger, Pettis County Recorder of Deeds, is offering a notification service called Property Fraud Alert that will help you combat the effects of land fraud and other similar fraudulent activities.

Property Fraud Alert is a notification service that alerts subscribers (via email or phone contact) each time a document is recorded with their name on it in Pettis County. The subscriber must select one method, either an email address or a phone number. If you own multiple homes and/or property in several different counties you must subscribe to each county individually. The Property Fraud Alert system is managed county by county. Your name will stay on the notification list indefinitely.

PFA alert notification will contain the following information: County Location, Document Number, Document Type, Recorded Date, and matched Party Name.

If you feel fraudulent activity has taken place,

•Contact any other parties whose names may be on the document,

•Contact your Attorney

•Contact your lending institution.

To subscribe go to www.propertyfraudalert.com or call the Property Fraud Alert Hotline at 1-800-728-3858.

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