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Recorder of deeds signs on to fraud alert system

In January, Robin Robinson, Bucks County recorder of deeds, announced the debut of the new Bucks County Fraud Alert System.

The system, which has been in the works for months, is in conjunction with Landex, the Recorder of Deeds office’s recording vendor.

Last year, Robinson took the initiative to speak with Landex about creating a fraud program after seeing a commercial about a private company offering a fraud service for a specific fee. While the commercial is offering a legitimate service, Robinson felt that this was something that should be provided to Bucks County residents for free by her office.

This system monitors any documents that are recorded in a person’s name. “Once signed up for the Fraud Alert System, you will receive an email or text from Landex, alerting you any time a document has been recorded in the Recorder of Deeds office against your name,” Robinson explains.

Businesses are encouraged to sign up as well as individuals. Robinson hopes this free service will go a long way in helping residents to not fall prey to predatory businesses that trick them into purchasing a costly service that monitors Bucks County property records.

Robinson says, “I, as the Recorder of Deeds, want all residents of Bucks County to be protected from any fraudulent recordings against them.

While we are happy to report that this has never occurred in Bucks County to our knowledge, we have heard accounts of this happening in neighboring counties. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office, we are here to help.”

To sign up for the Bucks County Fraud Alert System go to the website or call the Recorder of Deeds office at 215-348-6209.

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