Free Property and Mortgage Fraud alert notification for homeowners

It has been reported by the FBI that one of the quickest growing white collar crimes in America is property and mortgage fraud. This happens when a person knowingly records a fraudulent document making it appear that they own another person’s property or that the owner owes them money.

Southern Essex’s state-of-the-art Property Watch Service allows you to view the document the same day it was recorded and print it at no cost.

How it works:

The Property Watch service will automatically send you an email at the end of the recording day if any of the following documents are recorded that match your name and address:

Deeds, Mortgages, Orders of Notice, Foreclosure Deeds, UCCs, Mechanics Liens, Statements, and Notices of Contract.

If there is a recording that matches your name and address, you will receive an alert email with a link to the document for you to view, download, and print, along with what to do in case you suspect the document is fraudulent.

Please note: The accuracy of this service is dependent upon the accuracy of the information entered when signing up and upon the accuracy of the information contained in the documents submitted to the Registry of Deeds for recordation.

How to Sign Up or change your notifications:

Enter your email address in the box when you click this link (you will be asked to enter it a second time to confirm it is correct) and then click “Add Name and Address for Alert”, at which point a new box will appear where you can enter your name and address. You can add up to five different name and address combinations per email address. Once you are finished, click Submit. You will receive a confirmation email shortly thereafter. Going forward you will only receive an alert email if a document of the types mentioned above is recorded with both your name and address.

If you would like to change your notifications (change the address, add another name/address to be notified of, etc.) enter the address you used to sign up with, and your existing notifications will be shown for you to add, change, or delete.

This is an easy and fee way to keep track of your most important asset – your home. Similar services are available in many counties around the country. Google “property fraud notification alert” and the name of your county to check if there is a similar service in any other county where you own property.
In Southwest Florida click here to enroll in the Collier County (Naples) program, and here for the Lee County (Fort Myers) program.

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If you – or somebody you know – are considering buying or selling a home and have questions about the market and/or current home prices, please contact me on 617.834.8205 or

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Market Analyst | Team Harborside |

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Andrew Oliver, M.B.E., M.B.A.
Real Estate Advisor

800 Laurel Oak Drive, Suite 400, Naples, FL 34108
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