The Property Fraud Alert system is a free service available to you through the Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Tara S. Green.
When a document is recorded in a name that is being monitored at your request, an electronic notification (alert) will be sent to you to determine the legitimacy of the recording. The document in question could be a lien, deed, mortgage, order or judgment. If you suspect fraud has occurred, local law enforcement should be notified so action can be taken.
How Does Property Fraud Happen?
Property fraud is when someone illegally uses your property for financial gain. We urge all Northeast Florida property owners to act proactively against scammers who will attempt to steal homes, vacant land, or business property through the filing of fraudulent deeds or other official records systems. Receiving notifications that something may be amiss is the first step to fighting back. Although the alert/notification won’t stop the fraudulent transaction, it does give the property owner an opportunity to right the wrong before it’s too far gone. This free service does not prevent a fraudulent action from occurring but is an early warning system for subscribers – a tool to become aware of fraudulent activity that may have otherwise gone undetected.
You Own Property in Multiple Counties?
In addition to signing up for alerts related to property you own in Clay County (using the link provided above or below), you can also set up alerts for property you own in other Northeast Florida counties. A 6-county website helps make that process easier at www.ProtectYourFloridaProperty.com .