California - Title Compliance Office - SCAM ALERT!

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Real Estate Agent with 1st Action Real Estate

Title Compliance Office – SCAM ALERT!

Recently I’ve had several members phone me or send me a copy of a report allegedly from the Title Compliance Office in Riverside County. Printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other, they warn homeowners that they need to have a deed to their home so they can prove they own it. In official souding language they offer to get you an 'official' or 'certified' copyof your deed for the paltry sum of $167.

This is a blatant scam trying to separate you from $167. Everybody gets a copy of your Grant Deed when you purchase a property and if you don’t have it either the Riverside County recorder can get you one or most any title company can do it for nothing or a small fee for printing and mailing. What's worse - by signing the docvument you are giving them written access to your records.

Here's what the Better Business Bureau had to say:

Company Rating F
Our opinion of what this rating means:
We strongly question the company’s reliability for reasons such as that they have failed to respond to complaints, their advertising is grossly misleading, they are not in compliance with the law’s licensing or registration requirements, their complaints contain especially serious allegations, or the company’s industry is known for its fraudulent business practices.
 
County officials have also warned the public - Beware Grant Deed Scammers.
 
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Anonymous #24
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pam norrell

Is this being reported to any agency. I would like to shut them down  I imagine many people will send in the money and they will make thousand of dollars.

October 06, 2010 02:12 PM
Anonymous #25
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yossie

I think each of us should call the phone number everyday and threaten that you are doing everything you can to shut them down. Maybe that will cost them time. I'm taking my copy to the post office. Seems like they shouldn't be delivering scams.

October 11, 2010 08:53 PM
Anonymous #26
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Bob Loblaw

I mailed them a box of dog shit.

October 24, 2010 05:43 PM
Anonymous #27
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Lois

There was no disclaimer on the back of the letter received, contrary to what another poster said. On the back of mine was the same scam in Spanish. It's an outrage and I wonder if there is some government agency to complain to.

 

 

October 25, 2010 10:24 PM
Anonymous #28
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Anonymous

Got this here in Phoenix Arizona.

**NOTICE FOR MARICOPA COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS**

 

Title Compliance

Records Retrieval Division

Phoeni, Arizona

$157.00 (for Title compliance)

 

Complete BS

 

THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN! (although it was pretty obvious)

January 11, 2011 01:08 PM
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Gene Wunderlich

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