Do you consider yourself a "Smart Cookie?" Do you keep yourself up-to-date on consumer scams? You change your passwords on a regular basis and you even check your credit report once a year?

Ok, you are smart, but how often do you check on your house? I am not talking about the structure of your home? I am talking about the paperwork that proves you own that home?

How is the Orange County, NY Town Clerk helping homeowners know about the latest scam?

Photo Credit Oliver House via Mayor Tim rogers Facebook 6-26-2021
Photo Credit Oliver House via Mayor Tim rogers Facebook 6-26-2021
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The Orange County Town Clerk, based in Goshen, NY, has identified a new scam and has also identified a way that people can be smart about what is happening with their homes.

What is the scam taking place with Orange County homeowners?

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The scam involves people filing deeds and mortgages under your name. There are many ways that unsavory people can take advantage of the situation, by making it look like you (and not them) are responsible for the property.

So how is the Orange County, NY Town Clerk helping you out?

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Photo by Phil Hearing on Unsplash
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The Orange County Town Clerk has put into place a notification system that will notify you anytime that a document is recorded under your name. Keep in mind there are legitimate instances where there is someone else with the same name who files a document, a legitimate document.

How can you sign up for this special notification service from the Orange County Town Clerk?

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Photo by Jacques Bopp on Unsplash
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You can sign up for this free alert service, by contacting the Orange County Town Clerk. This is another way for you to make sure that you are protected from fraud schemes.

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