A partnership initiative of the Clerks of Court of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties
Protect Your Florida Property From Fraud
Property and mortgage fraud is the county’s fastest-growing white-collar crime. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Report, more than $350 million was lost to the crime in 2021 alone. Property fraud is when someone illegally uses your property for financial gain, such as creating a fraudulent document that will deed your home to them, and then they record that document in the county’s Official Records.
“More than $350 million was lost to property and mortgage fraud in 2021 alone”
The Clerks of Court in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties urge all property owners to register for their FREE property fraud notification service, which will alert a residents any time an Official Record document is recorded in their name with their county’s Clerk’s office.
Like commercial alert systems, the service does not prevent a crime from occurring. It does provide a free early warning for residents so they can contact law enforcement and government officials to save their property.
The alert system is a completely free service offered by your county’s Clerk of Court.
Six Clerks of Court in northeast Florida have joined forces to urge property owners in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties to proactively protect themselves against scammers who would steal their homes, vacant land or business property through fraudulent deeds or other official records.