Sunday, August 22, 2010

Property Owners Beware

I have posted about this in the past, but it bears repeating. In the mail this week I received an official-looking notice from an operation called National Record Service Inc. It referenced the official recording data for my house deed, and went on to state that "The U.S. Government Federal Citizen Information Center website recommends that property owners should have an official or certified copy of their deed." For the low one-time price of just $59.50 (which generously includes shipping and handling charges), National Record Service Inc. will obtain and send you a copy of this valuable document.

People, please DO NOT be taken in by this scam. Copies of your deed are available FOR FREE (or for a nominal photocopy charge) at the registry of deeds in the county in which your property is located. It is nothing short of highway robbery to part unsuspecting homeowners from $59.50 of their hard earned money for this purpose. This kind of stuff just makes my blood boil.

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