The Kansas Fidlar eByte – May 2018
Republic County Proudly Offers Property Fraud Alert
- PFA increases awareness of Register’s Office
- Data hacks continue to target property-owner data
- PFA service provided to constituent free of charge
Fidlar is pleased to offer Community Outreach programs that increase the services made available to constituents by the Register of Deeds Office. Property Fraud Alert (PFA) is a service that gives property owners an advantageous position against fraudsters. Whenever there is recording activity associated with their name, whether it be a fraudulent deed, a lien on their property, or a legitimate document – PFA will give notification to the subscriber. This notification provides the lawful owner the opportunity to take the appropriate action if necessary.
PFA provides an invaluable service that serves an essential purpose to property owners. Major data hacks continue to expose property owners’ personal information, property fraud is able to remain prevalent. In response, a growing number of service providers have required payment from property owners for a similar but lesser service than PFA. With PFA, County Partners can offer free protection to the constituent and their most valuable interest, their property.
Through community outreach services, the Register of Deeds Office can expand its presence to both constituents and the community in general. PFA can assist our County Partners to be the leading advocates in the fight against property fraud! Encourage each of your constituents to subscribe to this free service that is made available to them.
“Recently, we had an individual call our office. They were concerned someone would try to put a mortgage on their home or try to sell it from under them. I instantly told them about PFA – explaining how it worked and how it was free to use. I signed her up, using both their legal and an abbreviated name. Hopefully she won’t ever get a notification, but if something happens, she’ll be aware of it ASAP. I could understand her worry, but because of Fidlar, she hung up feeling much better.” – Peggy Frint, Republic County Register of Deeds