Caldwell County Register of Deeds Wayne Rash recently introduced the county’s Fraud Detection Notification service to alert citizens when documents are recorded in his office matching their names.
“We often get calls from people asking about what has been recorded in their name,” Rash explained. “With this system, citizens are notified immediately by email anytime anything is recorded matching their name.”
The system sends alerts when documents like powers of attorney or deeds are filed with the Register of Deeds Office.
“In other counties deeds have been fraudulently filed in an attempt to take ownership of another’s property, and people have also recorded powers of attorney without consent,” Rash explained. “This system alerts residents to potential fraud, so they can take immediate action.”
To sign up for this free service, visit www.CaldwellROD.org and click on “Fraud Detection Notification.” The site asks citizens to enter their name and email and up to five names for the system to monitor for document filings.
For more information about the Fraud Detection Notification system, contact Wayne Rash at 828-757-1310.
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