Property Fraud Alert

Marion County Recorder, Karen L. Douglas, has taken a proactive step to provide you with one tool for staying ahead of criminals who prey on property owners. Preventing mortgage fraud and identity theft is extremely important to your Marion County Recorder’s office.

Unfortunately, it has become all too easy for a criminal to record a fraudulent deed, making it appear as if they own your home. Once this step is complete, they can use your home as collateral on a mortgage or even attempt to sell it to an unsuspectingbuyer. For your protection, consider subscribing to our free Property Fraud Alert service for real-time monitoring and notification of any documents recorded with your name.

According to the FBI there is no faster growing white collar crime in this country than property and mortgage fraud. We can help protect consumers by offering an extra safety net. Property Fraud Alert can provide people with advance notice of possible fraudulent activity involving their land records.

While Property Fraud Alert cannot prevent fraud from happening; it can provide an early warning system. Property owners can be alerted and take appropriate action sooner rather than later. To subscribe: Go to

A few minutes of your time will allow you to be notified by e-mail or phone any time something involving your property is filed with the Marion County Recorder’s office.

The information that you provide will only be used to contact you in the event that a document is recorded with the name you have registered.Paragraph

Being notified may not mean that any fraud has happened. It could be as simple as your mortgage release being filed.

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To find out more about what to do if you get an alert from the Property Fraud Alert system go to: