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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, 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 the 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.