Operation Fraud Guard
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
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.
Another step that allows our office to verify ownership and prevent potential real estate fraud. click for more information
Once you Enter Fraud Guard from here, the Fraud Guard link will be at the top of the page.
Fraud Guard Instructions