IL Estate Planning Blog

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Protect Your Most Valuable Investment

Property Fraud:  

What is it?

  • When someone illegally uses your property for financial gain.

How Does it Happen?

  • Someone records a fraudulent document in the County Land Records Office, making it look like they own your home or property.

Should I be Concerned?

  • Yes.  According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime.

What can I do About It?

  • Your County Land Records Office has teamed up to create a notification service called "Property Fraud Alert" that will call or email you any time a document is recorded against your property.

Subscribe free of charge:

Or call the Property Fraud Alert Hotline:  1-800-728-3858




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