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Livingston County Register of Deeds recommends fraud alert service

The Livingston County Register of Deeds Office is offering a resource for residents to help protect their home from fraud.

Through their free Property Fraud Alert service, residents can sign-up to be notified via phone or email if a document is recorded in Livingston County under their name. Consider it an early warning system for property owners to stay up-to-date about their property and take appropriate actions if they determine fraudulent activity has taken place.

“Having the ability to be notified immediately should a fraudulent or predatory document be recorded against your property is invaluable. The faster something like this is discovered, the faster it can be reported to the authorities and resolved,” says Chief Deputy Register of Deeds Brandon Barefield.

The Property Fraud Alert is a free service provided by the Register of Deeds Office that requires no up-front or monthly fees.

“The best way to stay informed about your property and to protect against property fraud is being proactive,” states a press release. “This service is a great tool for those with aging parents to ensure that their loved ones don’t fall victim to scams or fraud. Sign-up is easy and fast, but most importantly, offers a little extra peace of mind. You can sign up to three names per phone number or four names per email address, in case you’d like multiple people to receive alerts on the same property.”

To sign-up, visit https://www.propertyfraudalert.com/

Officials say the information provided by residents is kept safe and secure and won’t be used for any reason other than notifying them of recordings. If residents have questions, they can contact the Register of Deeds Office at (517) 546-0270 or via email at rod@livgov.com.

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