The Maine Fidlar eByte: February 2017
The white-collar crime of mortgage fraud is still prevalent within the United States. Criminals keep finding creative ways to commit these crimes as they continue to record fraudulent documents to gain wrongful ownership of your constituents’ property. By implementing Property Fraud Alert within your office, subscribing constituents will be notified any time there is a document recorded with their name as a party.
Fidlar’s Property Fraud Alert service gives land owners the beneficial advantage of early notification. This community outreach service will promptly alert a subscriber when there is recording activity associated with their name, whether it be a fraudulent deed, a lien on their property, or a legitimate document. This notification provides the lawful owner the opportunity to take appropriate action if necessary.
“Since implementing Property Fraud Alert, I’ve made an extra effort to urge the retired population of Sagadahoc County to sign-up for the service. Many retired residents spend the winter season in warmer climates and are only in the immediate area during the summer. These individuals have the potential to be effected the most by property fraud, therefore it is very important that they become subscribers. We encourage all who walk through the door to subscribe immediately, even those who are just starting out and filing their first deed.” – Lynn Moore, Sagadahoc County Register of Deeds