Operation Fraud Guard

Chester County Recorder of Deeds Launches - Operation Fraud Guard
     
  Press Release July 2016 - click to read Press Release    
 
Real Estate Fraud Prevention Information
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As part of the Chester County Recorder of Deeds’ Anti-Fraud Initiative, the Recorder of Deeds Office (the “RDO”) is reviewing potential scenarios of real estate fraud and the statutes governing the RDO’s recording guidelines.  The RDO has observed that certain real estate transactions have been used to take advantage of elderly and/or disabled persons.  In an effort to be proactive, the RDO will attempt to review certain documents deemed indicative of potential real estate fraud and will attempt to notify landholders of transactions against their property, as set forth in the policy.
  
     

Power-of Attorneys
Recorder of Deeds will review a power-of-attorney that is submitted for recording with a transfer of property.  If Recorder of Deeds feels the power-of-attorney is indicative of potential real estate fraud, a letter from the Recorder of Deeds will be sent to the landholder (Grantor) at the landholder’s last known address to provide notice to the landholder that a transfer of title has occurred in the Recorder’s record by the landholder’s Power of Attorney

Fraud Guard
Recorder of Deeds also has Fraud Guard, which is a simple and free way to help you prevent from being the victim of property fraud. All you need to do is visit our website and register your name in fraud guard.  If a document is recorded with your name on it you will be notified via email. This gives you early warning of possible property fraud being committed with regard to any property you own in Chester County.
 
UPI 
Another step that allows our office to verify ownership and prevent potential real estate fraud. click for more information
   
      

Sign up for Fraud Guard:
    
What is Fraud Guard? Fraud Guard is a simple way to help you prevent from being the victim of property fraud. Register your name and when a document is recorded with your name on it you will be notified via email. This gives you early warning of property fraud being committed in your name.
 
 

Enter Fraud Guard from here by clicking below:
 

 
    
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Once you Enter Fraud Guard from here, the Fraud Guard link will be at the top of the page.
  

Fraud Guard Instructions