Thursday, April 26, 2007

Excellent new fraud prevention service by Oakland County Register of Deeds

With Mortgage Fraud now on the rise as the housing spree cools down, and with Michigan as one of the top ten leading states for fraud (another fact this State can be "proud" of), Oakland County has taken a welcome and proactive step to help fight this kind of fraud.

As reported in the Oakland Press, The County Clerk's office is offering a free online service where residents of the county can check if there has been any filings made on their property.

Residents can go to Fraudcheck, enter their information and get a listing of documents filed on their property.

Excellent work on the part of Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson. Hopefully other counties will follow her lead in helping to prevent this insidious type of fraud.

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