Dealing with Deed Spam Mail

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Apr 19, 2024

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Have you recently purchased a home or made any changes to your property’s deed? Have you received an unexpected letter offering a copy of your deed for a fee? If so, you’ve likely encountered spam mail.

There’s a company known as Land Solutions based in California that sends out Recorder of Deed Notices to individuals with newly recorded deeds. These notices claim that you can obtain a copy of your deed for a service fee of $109.00. Since the transfer of a deed is a matter of public record, they can easily access your name, address, and property information. While what they’re doing may not be a scam, we prefer to refer to it as spam. The truth is, the party responsible for transferring the deed, or even your local recorder of deeds, can provide you with a copy for a small fee or sometimes even for free. There’s no need to pay a separate company for this service.

At Bellomo & Associates, many of our clients have received this type of letter, and we are delighted that they reached out to us before paying an unnecessary fee for a document we already possess on their behalf.

When you receive such correspondence after making any changes, it’s crucial to research the company that sent it, reach out to the parties you were working with, and carefully read the fine print. In the case of these specific notices, the fine print typically states that it is not a bill but a solicitation, and you are not legally obligated to pay the amount requested.

Together, we can minimize the impact of spam by working collectively and staying informed.

 

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