According to the FBI, Property and Mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States. Unfortunately, it has become very easy for a criminal to record a fraudulent deed, making it appear as if they own your home. Once this step is complete, they can use your home as collateral on a mortgage or even attempt to sell your home to an unsuspecting buyer.
DON'T let this happen to you!
This type of crime is on the rise nationwide. The Porter County Recorder's Office has taken a very proactive step to provide you with one tool for staying ahead of criminals who prey on property owners.
Property Fraud Alert is an internet-based system that automatically alerts you via email or phone, each time a document that includes your name is recorded in the Porter County Recorder's Office. The best part...the service is free! Please take advantage of it!
Want to learn more about the Property Fraud Alert service? GO HERE for the answers to the most frequently asked questions.