Owner Alert is a free service designed to help you protect your property from scams or fraud by notifying you if a document is received by the Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA) changing the ownership of your property. Property fraud is a very serious issue. Criminals can record fraudulent deeds transferring ownership and then try to mortgage, sell, or rent your property.
Owner Alert helps stop these unlawful acts!
Subscribing to this FREE service is quick and easy – simply visit the BCPA website at: https://web.bcpa.net/OwnerAlert to register your property address. You will need your Property ID # as well as your Florida driver’s license number or Florida ID number to complete the registration. There is no fee for this service, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Property fraud is a very concerning issue in the real estate industry. It can happen when someone buys or sells a property without the proper documentation or tries to commit fraud by using false information. Property fraud can also happen when someone tries to sell a property that doesn't exist.
This is why it's so important to be aware of the potential for fraud when buying or selling a property. If you're ever in doubt, it's always best to consult with a professional to make sure everything is on the up and up.
This type of fraud can have a devastating impact on the victim, both financially and emotionally. Let's dive into the impacts of property fraud.
What is property fraud/real estate fraud?
Property fraud, also known as real estate fraud, is the unauthorized recording of a deed transferring ownership of real property. This type of fraud can be perpetrated by an individual or a group of individuals, and it can have a devastating impact on the victim.
How does property fraud/real estate fraud happen?
Property fraud typically occurs when someone records a fraudulent deed transferring ownership of a property without the owner's knowledge or consent. The fraudster then tries to sell, mortgage, or rent the property, often using forged documents. This type of fraud can have a serious financial impact on the victim, as well as an emotional one.
What are the consequences of property fraud/real estate fraud?
Property fraud can have a devastating impact on the victim, both financially and emotionally. The victim may lose the property outright, or they may be left with a mortgage or other debt that they are unable to pay. In addition, the victim may have to deal with the stress and anxiety of having their property stolen from them.
If you think you may be a victim of property fraud, it is important to act quickly. You should contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report. You should also contact your lender or mortgage company if you think someone may have tried to fraudulently obtain a loan in your name.
If you have been a victim of property fraud, you should know that you are not alone. Property fraud is, unfortunately, becoming more common, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
You can request a Property Fraud Alert (Owner Alert) from the major credit reporting agencies or if you are in the Broward County, Florida area you can reach out to the "BCPA website".
This alert will flag your credit file and notify you if someone tries to open new accounts in your name or change ownership of your property.
You can also place a freeze on your credit report, which will prevent anyone from accessing your credit file. This can be a helpful step if you are concerned about identity theft.
You can also take steps to protect your property, such as changing the locks and installing a security system. By taking these precautions, you can help to deter would-be criminals and keep yourself and your property safe.
Owner Alert helps stop these unlawful acts!
Subscribing to this FREE service is quick and easy – simply visit the BCPA website at the: Owner Alert link to register your property address. You will need your Property ID # as well as your Florida driver’s license number or Florida ID number to complete the registration. There is no fee for this service, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
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Authorities in Broward County arrested three people for gaming the legal system to take over properties, the sheriff’s office announced recently.
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