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Montgomery County creates free fraud alert system for property records

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - Montgomery County residents will now be able to protect their homes from property and mortgage fraud with a new tool.

The Montgomery County Recorder's Office created a free notification system for resident to sign up for to prevent fake filing of home or property records.

The Deed Transfer Division of the Montgomery County Auditor's Office says more than 12 people were suspected of deed fraud since 2017.

Hamilton County said in 2016 six suspects were involved in taking possession of filing fraudulent deeds and other false documents. The county says they are still looking for three of those suspects.

The county recorder's office says to use the Fraud Alert Notification System to make sure you're protecting your investment.

To sign up for the notification system, click here

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