The Growing Problem of Property Fraud
Fraud is an unfortunate reality that affects countless individuals every year. Whether it’s identity theft or property fraud, the consequences of these crimes can be devastating. That’s why it’s so important to take proactive steps to protect yourself from fraudulent activity. One such step is to subscribe to the Clerk’s Fraud Alert Subscription Service offered by the Pinellas County Clerk’s Office.
The Benefits of the Clerk’s Fraud Alert Subscription Service
The service is completely free and provides subscribers with an early warning system for any fraudulent documents recorded with their name into Pinellas County Official Records. This means that if someone tries to illegally use your property for financial gain by recording a fraudulent deed or lien against it, you’ll be notified right away.
While the Fraud Alert Subscription Service doesn’t prevent the actual fraudulent activity from taking place, it does provide you with the information you need to take appropriate action. You can quickly and easily determine if the activity is indeed fraudulent and take steps to stop it before it causes any further harm.
Unfortunately, property and mortgage fraud is one of the fastest-growing white-collar crimes in the country. According to the FBI, it’s crucial to be aware of this growing problem and take steps to protect yourself. With the Clerk’s Fraud Alert Subscription Service, you can do just that.
In addition to subscribing to the service, there are other steps you can take to protect yourself from fraud. For example, be sure to shred any documents that contain personal or financial information before throwing them away. Additionally, be cautious about sharing personal information online and monitor your credit report regularly.
Taking Proactive Steps to Protect Yourself from Fraud
By taking proactive steps to protect yourself from fraud, you can help ensure that your personal and financial information remains safe and secure. The Clerk’s Fraud Alert Subscription Service is just one tool you can use to stay vigilant and protect yourself from these types of crimes.