Property Fraud occurs when someone files a fraudulent document in the Recorder Office against your property. According to the FBI, this is one of the fastest growing white collar crimes in the United States.
The residents of Otter Tail County may now take advantage of a new, free service being offered by the Otter Tail County Recorder’s office to help protect people against property fraud. This is an automated database that monitors activity involving land records filed in Otter Tail County. The property Fraud Alert notifies individuals when transactions involving their property are recorded. Participants can choose whether to receive their alerts via e-mail or by phone.
We are very excited to offer the citizens of Otter Tail County this service free of charge. This alert system will provide an early warning for subscribers to become aware of what may have otherwise gone undetected. Subscribers will be able to take prompt, appropriate action if they determine the activity to be fraudulent.