Knox County Register of Deeds Nick McBride wants to make sure property owners don’t become scam victims.
That’s why he’s offering folks the chance to enroll in Knox County’s Property Fraud Alert Program – a free service that uses up-to-date technology to let owners know if there is a potential threat to their property and act before it becomes too late.
“Your home may be the most significant investment you ever make, and you deserve the peace of mind knowing that your property is protected from fraud,” McBride said. “Property Fraud Alert will give you that assurance.”
McBride also pointed out: “A lot of folks will see the same service offered on TV but there’s a big difference – we do not charge a fee for it! This is a service we offer for FREE to our citizens.”
The Knox County Register of Deeds Office records and maintains all deeds and other property documents. Once enrolled in the Property Fraud Alert Program, those who sign up will immediately receive alerts via email when a document has been recorded that affects that person’s name, business name, or real estate.
“In essence, it’s an identity theft protection tool for your real property,” McBride added. “Our notification system is a tool to empower property owners to conveniently stay alert and act quickly if potential fraud is detected.”
McBride said it only takes a moment to subscribe, and it could save residents hours of time and legal fees while providing peace of mind. He also added that his office will not inundate subscribers with emails.
“You will simply be notified within 24 hours if anybody tries to record anything in your name,” he said.
To sign up for the program, visit the Knox County Register of Deeds website https://knoxcounty.org/register/