Register of Deeds Warns Property Owners of Scam

February 16, 2013
Dwayne Page

Register of Deeds Jeff McMillen is warning DeKalb County property owners to beware of a scam that could cost you eighty three dollars if you should fall for it.

McMillen told WJLE Friday that he has received calls in recent days from people inquiring about a letter sent to them which appears to be a bill or "Deed Processing Notice" from the Property Transfer Service in Washington D.C.

This notice encourages the recipient to send eighty three dollars to obtain a copy of his or her grant deed and property profile. The letter even includes a self addressed envelope for you to send your money to the Property Transfer Service Deed Processing Center in Westlake Village, California.

McMillen urges you not to reply to this request and don't send them any money. He said the information they seek to sell you is already available to you free of charge in the Register of Deeds Office.

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