Residents of St. Louis County now have a way to get alerts via email or phone when documents with their name are recorded with St. Louis County. The service is free.
The service is called Property Fraud Alert (PFA) and it is designed specifically to address the rapidly growing crimes of property and mortgage fraud.
It provides a valuable service in a time when identity thieves are relentlessly looking for ways to defraud individuals. We have seen the impact of thieves filing false tax returns. Well, those same thieves could file paperwork to transfer ownership of your home to them.
It sounds crazy, but it’s not. It’s a real threat.
The sign-up process is very simple. Go here on the St. Louis County website and you’ll be done in less than a minute.