I am pretty sure I have written about these solicitations before, and I know they have been around for a long time, so I’m a little surprised that The Arizona Republic would publish an article that makes it sound like they are something that has just appeared in Arizona. It’s an easy problem to solve, in any case: if you want a copy of your deed, you can get it yourself from the office of the county recorder in the county where your property is located.
As scams go, however, this one looks pretty benign. The scammers are using information that is already available to the public from the county recorder’s office (that’s how they knew to send you the solicitation), so it doesn’t look like there is any danger of identity theft. Of course, if you respond any solicitation, never give them any personal information.
If I recorded a deed for you, then I have a copy, so just call me. Even if I didn’t record your deed, if your property is in Pima County, I can get you a copy of the deed, and it won’t cost you $89.
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