San Diego County Real Estate Fraud Alert Service
Homeowners in San Diego County have a real estate fraud notification service they can subscribe to protect their home and property title from fraudulent theft.
The service is provided by the San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s office and is free.
Homeowners can sign up with up to 10 names (e.g., personal, business, trust) or 10 APNs (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers) per email address. Once registered you will receive an email alert once a document is recorded that matches your name/s or APNs. Documents could include a lien placed on the property or a fraudulent title, among others.
Monitoring is 24/7 and I was told the email should arrive within 24 to 48 hours after a recording occurs.
The email will contain the document number and a link to view the document index information.
I spoke with someone at the SDARCC and they recommend anyone receiving an email alert promptly get in touch with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit.
Here’s more information on this free real estate fraud alert service.
Signing up for the service is easy (yes, I did) online at the SDARCC website. For more information and questions, you can call (619) 258-8158.