According to the FBI, there are ample opportunities for scam artists to commit property and mortgage fraud. Perpetrators target victims from across a demographic range, with perpetrators identifying common characteristics such as ethnicity, nationality, age, and socioeconomic variables, to include occupation, education, and income. Unfortunately, these scammers can attempt to file documents in the Register of Deeds that make it appear as if they own or even placed a lien on your property.
For hundreds of years, the Guilford County Register of Deeds has been a place where citizens can file and research land transactions. Our office provides clarity, transparency, and a foundation for democracy and commerce. Property Fraud Alert is a way to keep you up to date regarding information that may be filed under your name and to deter fraud.
Sign up. It will only take a few minutes to sign up and our hope is that it provides you with timely information and peace of mind. Then tell your family and friends to sign up for the Guilford County Property Fraud Alert system too!
Please continue to sign up for Property Fraud Alert.