Property fraud, including home title fraud where criminals steal a home by forging a fake deed, is on the rise. In 2017, the FBI reported 9,654 cases of real estate fraud, resulting in over $56 million in losses. By 2021, that number had grown to 11,578 cases, totaling over $350 million in losses.
In response to this issue, Nassau County has launched an electronic Property Fraud Alert notification system for Nassau County residents that will alert registered users every time a land record is recorded in the Nassau County Clerk’s office with the user’s name or property address.
The program is FREE, and registration is easy and quick. Simply click here and follow the instructions which will lead you through adding your name and/or address to the system. (Hint – you’ll save time if you have your lot and block number information. Don’t know if offhand? Look it up here.)
We are pleased to be able to provide you with this information to prevent problems before they happen! However, if you already have a problem, or if something else comes up, we are happy to help you! We are only a phone call or e-mail away.
** Stay tuned for our May series on Elder Law issues in recognition of Elder Law Month!
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