1, 2007: Deed Scam: If you receive a
letter like this, you are being scammed, says Union County Clerk
Joanne Rajoppi – January 31, 2007.
NATIONAL DEED SERVICE, INC.
1201 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW – SUITE 300
WASHINGTON, DC 20004
RE: UNION COUNTY CLERK
DOCUMENT nnnn xx
Our records show that Property Deed Document nnnnn recorded
nnnnn indicates your ownership interest in the property located
at xxxx. At the time you purchased your property, a deed was
prepared that shows the title was transferred to you. This deed
was recorded by the Union County Clerk.
The U.S. Government Federal Citizen Information Center website
recommends that property owners should have an official or
certified copy of their deed. If you don’t already have this
important document, you may obtain one now. This document
provides evidence that your property was transferred to you.
To obtain a Certified Copy of your Deed, complete the order form
below and return it in the enclosed postage paid envelope with
your payment of $79.50 which includes postage and handling or
fill in the credit card information below and either mail or fax
your order to 800-682-1707.
Due to the large number of transactions, this will be your only
notice of our service. All orders will be handled promptly.
National Deed Service, Inc.
National Deed Service, Inc. is not affiliated with any
governmental agency. Many government records are available free
or at a nominal cost from government agencies.
Cut on dotted line and mail or if payment is by credit card
either mail order or fax the completed form below to 800-682-1
ORDER FOR CERTIFIED COPY OF RECORDED DEED
(If the above information is incorrect, please cross out and
print the correct information)
Payment of $79.50, which includes postage and handling, is
enclosed as follows:
Check one: Check or money order for $79.50 payable to National
Deed Service, Inc. or
DISCOVER MASTER CARD VISA
Credit Card Expiration Date:
Print Name on Credit Card: Signed:
National Deed Service, Inc. 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite
300, Washington, DC 20004 4-1317
(End of Letter)
County Clerk Warns About Deed Scam
ELIZABETH – County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has warned property
owners in the County of Union to beware of people who offer to
sell them a certified copy of the deed to their property. Scam
artists solicit property owners in the county, offering to sell
them a copy of their deed for as much as $80. The county
clerk’s office charges less than $20 for a certified copy;
state law mandates the price. Ms. Rajoppi said there is no need
to go through a middleman who charges an exorbitant fee for this
service. Property owners are advised to be wary of people
purporting to sell “actual” deeds. Only the county clerk’s
office has the real deeds to respective properties. The county
clerk is responsible for recording, filing and preserving all
property transactions occurring within the county. She maintains
copies of all documents since 1857 on file in the Record Room,
which is open to the public. To find out more, call the Union
County Clerk’s Office at (908) 527-4787, or visit ucnj.org.
The County Clerk’s Office is located in the courthouse at 2
Broad Street in Elizabeth.
According to Network Solutions: www.nationaldeed.com – is:
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3330 Dundee, Ste S-5
Northbrook, IL 60062
Domain Name: NATIONALDEED.COM
Administrative Contact and Technical Contact :
3330 Dundee, Ste S-5
Northbrook, IL 60062
Record expires on 10-Jun-2007
Record created on 10-Jun-2005
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10:05 February 1, 2007