Bucks County Recorder of Deeds Robin Robinson announced a fraud alert system to protect Bucks County residents from a variety of fraud schemes.
The new fraud alert system monitors 25 categories of documents — including deeds, property transfers, mortgage satisfaction records and power of attorney — that can catch any cases of so-called “house stealing” that have occurred in neighboring counties. Residents and businesses interested in signing up for the free alert system can find more information at the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds website
Robinson also warned residents not to fall for a scheme in which third-party firms will sell new homeowners copies of their deed for close to $100. The documents can be obtained at minimal cost by contacting the Recorder of Deeds office – their telephone is 215-348-6209.
Fraud Alert Message from the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds Website:
“If you sign-up, you will receive an email from our recording vendor, Landex, alerting you anytime a document has been recorded in our office against your name.”