[/media-credit] Watch your mail box in Delaware, Ohio, for a new mail scam according to the Delaware County Recorder’s Office.
The letter looks official and everything appears proper — and sounds like something you need — and the company offers to get you a copy of your deed for up to $89 according a report on Channel 10 news.
Why is this a scam?
The problem is that what they are providing you probably can be gotten for free off the Internet or for about $8 by visiting the Recorder’s Office.
The “eSearch” page will come up, in the upper left press “sign in as guest” if you don’t use very often.
Type your search parameters to find the parcel you are searching for.
Under the “images” header it will show the number of pages in the file, click on the pages and a PDF will open that can be saved.
If you purchased your home before 1990 – or need a certified copy – then visit the Delaware County Recorder’s Office at the Hayes Buildings (140 North Sandusky Street) on the first floor in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.
The average price is about $8 for a certified deed — the actual fee is $2 per copied page.
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