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Property Fraud Alert

Protect your most valuable investment.....

About the Service
Property fraud is when someone illegally uses your property for financial gain.  It occurs when someone records a fraudulent document in the County Recorder's Office, making it look like they own your home or property.

According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime.  To address these concerns, the Kandiyohi County Recorder's Office has teamed up with Fidlar Technologies to create an e-mail or voice mail notification service to help alert property owners or their designee when a real estate document containing their name is recorded.  This service is known as Property Fraud Alert (PFA) and is free of charge for Kandiyohi County property owners.  The alert will provide a document number, document type and other pertinent information.  If you don't remember this transaction taking place you are given numbers to call to obtain more information and suggestions as to what steps to take.  To learn more, see the Property Fraud Alert Question & Answer Sheet  or for information on what to do if you receive a PFA alert notification see Alert Suggestions.  To sign up for Property Fraud Alert click here.

Deed Solicitation Scam
Some companies have sent mailings to Minnesota Homeowners that may initially look like a bill from a government agency.  The mailings may attempt to get homeowners to pay upwards of $90 in some cases for a copy of their real estate deed or property profile.  Click here to read more.