(Media Release) -- Shawnee County Register of Deeds, Becky Nioce, Thursday urged county residents to take advantage of a free service now being offered to help protect Shawnee county residents against property fraud. People can sign up through the county’s website to receive Property Fraud Alerts, an automated database that monitors activity involving land records filed in the Shawnee County Register of Deeds Office.
According to the FBI, there is no faster growing white collar crime in this country than property and mortgage Fraud. We’re helping to protect Shawnee County consumers and offer an extra safety net.
The Property Fraud Alert system notifies individuals when transactions involving their property are recorded in the Register of Deeds Office. It provides people advanced notice of possible fraudulent activity involving their land records. This can include notice of fraudulent liens or mortgages.
“This service is easy to sign up for and offers a little extra peace of mind with just a few clicks of the computer mouse,” Shawnee County Register of Deeds Becky Nioce said. “Participants can choose whether to receive their alerts via e-mail or over the phone. I encourage all property owners to visit the Shawnee County Register of Deeds website at www.snco.us/rd or www.propertyfraudalert.com and add this extra layer of identity protection.”
Once registered, property owners will receive real time monitoring and be notified each instance a document is recorded under their name or business.
Residents are encouraged to contact us at 785-251-4020 if they have any questions.
The service and database are managed and maintained by Fidlar Technologies, the county’s software provider for land records. Fidlar can be contacted at 1-800-728-3858 for assistance.