Property Fraud Alert

Staying A Step Ahead of a Growing Problem

According to the FBI, Property and Mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States. Unfortunately, it has become all too 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 property to an unsuspecting buyer.

Although this type of crime is rare in Ohio, it is on the rise nationwide.  The Mercer County Recorder’s Office has taken a proactive step to provide you with one tool for staying ahead of criminals who prey on property owners.

To address these concerns, your Recorders office has teamed up to create a notification service that will help you combat the effects of land fraud and other similar fraudulent activities.