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Local Records Office Reports & Reviews (56)

• Jan 27, 2021

Victim Location 94110
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

Received "official" looking letter in the mail that contained accurate property information for given address. Name of company "Local Records Office" has vaguely sounding government connotations. The notice urgently requests response by specific near future date. Form is legal sized with detachable payment coupon and return envelope. The "service" they provide amounts to nothing since it offers to make sure your property information is in the public record which since they sent you the solicitation means they searched the public records already and found the information in the public realm. Fine print states that this is a solicitation bu since it is fine print in official looking font I suspect that it is down with not the best intent. The design of the form means to gain confidence by looking on the surface to be official government business but the content when read gives one doubt.

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Victim Location 11714
Total money lost $89
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

I received a letter in the mail from the "local records office" in Albany, NY after I purchased my home. It requested a check of $89 to receive a copy of the deed to my house. The check was cashed in October and it's January now and I have yet to receive any documents. I called on December 16th and was told it was going to be mailed out at the end of that week (due to delays as a result of the pandemic). The girl on the phone sounded like a teenager, to be honest. I should have known better! Sure enough, I googled this letter and it has scam written all over it. They stole my money! Do not fall for it even though the letter looks official!!

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Victim Location 32708
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

This business sent what looked like a very formal bill. The wording is such to confuse people to think they owe them $95.00 for a copy of a record (which is a public record).

Victim Location 32810
Type of a scam Phishing

After buying a new home, I have received several letters from this company saying they can get a copy of my deed for money. I already have a copy, and can get a spare if it was needed from a local clerk for just the price of print. They are scamming people that are new to home ownership with a piece of paper they already have by trying to charge an exuberant amount for it, if they even send you what they say in the first place (I obviously did not respond to them)

Victim Location 92407
Type of a scam Phishing

Letter set asking for $85 for property records

Victim Location 92058
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

I recently bought a house in Oceanside, CA. I received a letter from this business in Los Angeles stating to send $89 to obtain "a copy of the only document that identifies *me* as the property owner". In other words a copy of my deed. Upon looking up the address it's in a random little building next to a 7-Eleven. Not what I was expecting. So I went to the county website to get a copy of my deed and it's about $3 directly through the county. This is a scam and not a reputable business and needs to be shut down immediately!

Victim Location 95726
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

I am a new homeowner and this company sent an official looking "bill" for $89 for the "only document that identifies you as a property owner usually called a deed". Funny, I have the new deed in my file! They try scare tactics to get you to send money.

Victim Location 46201
Type of a scam Other

This organization has covered their bases legally by putting disclaimers on this notice, but everything about it is made to look like a bill coming from a government related organization. Everything that they send you is publicly available information that can be obtained either free or for a couple of dollars from public information sources. There is a ton of information on this bill and I am sure that they are hoping that people will skip over some of the disclaimers, by flooding you with information.

Victim Location 14477
Total money lost $89
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received what appeared to be a legitimate invoice from Local Records Office charging $89.00 stating they provide a copy of the "only document" that identifies me as the property owner. This came shortly after my deed was filed at the County Clerks office. Unfortunately I sent them $89.00. A short time after that I also received a duplicate of this letter but now from "Records Recovery Services". This time the invoice is for $87.00. I have not received any documents from them and would like a return of my $89.00.

Victim Location 95128
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Received an official looking letter from an official sounding business for obtaining a copy of our property deed. We recently transferred our property into a trust and were expecting to get the deed in the mail, so at first we assumed it was our deed. Did not recognize this letter as an offer of service to obtain our deed. Envelope has two warnings that scare you to respond promptly. Upon reading the enclosed letter closely it is clearer that something is not right. It is not initially clear that this business is merely offering a service. Very misleading and alarming! Also, envelope return address different from that listed at top of letter!

Victim Location 32068
Total money lost $95
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

I Received a service request for a copy of my home deed and or title. Cost associated was $95.00 which I paid and my realtor confirmed this agency is fraudulent. I request to report this service and company is a scam. I would like my funds to returned in full.

Victim Location 55446
Type of a scam Other

This apparently isn't a new issue, but it was one of several suspicious letters I received on the same day. I bought a house just over a month ago, and this is one of several pieces of mail I received that claimed I urgently needed to open it. It claimed that they could provide "a copy of the only document that identifies [me] as the property owner(s) of [my new home's address", if I sent them a check for "an $89 processing fee". This is despite the fact that I received a deed among my closing documents and I shouldn't need another deed, let alone that this "Local Records Office" has the "only document". They gave me a deadline which happened to be almost exactly a month after I received the letter.

They included quite a bit of apparently public information about my sale, though notably the purchase date was off by weeks, one of the first things to make me suspicious. The letter does include three disclaimers that this company is "not associated with any governmental agency" (not always those exact words but similar). One of these disclaimers was in the upper right part of the letter, near the mailing and return addresses, one was at the end of the letter, and finally once on the back at the end of a list of defined terms. Even with these disclaimers, I still want to report this as a scam for two reasons. One, the letter - from the envelope reading "IMPORTANT PROPERTY INFORMATION RESPOND PROMPTLY" to the opening line claiming that they had the "only document" that could identify me as the owner of my property - does several things to give a false sense of urgency for a service that is in no way necessary or even urgent. I also don't think that the disclaimers are "playing fair" - they're not addressed in the body of the letter at all, only in places that frankly I didn't even notice until I started looking more closely.

Secondly, I've done some research and seen that others who did pay for this "service" did not actually receive what they were promised. Also, $89 is considerably more than should be required for something like this, so there's no valid reason for their "processing fee" to be so high.

Victim Location 55406
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received a letter, considered paying but after further review did not. Misleading approach.

Victim Location 80202
Type of a scam Other

I am an elder law and estate planning attorney. My clients consistently get a letter from this company trying to scam them to pay $89.00 for a copy of their deed. A deed at the coulty only costs $.50. Homeowners get the original, recorded deed for the title company and from the county after closing.. I provided a free recorded deed as part of my services. I work a lot with elderly people and they seem to be a major target of this company. What this company does is cruel, heartless and a scam. Who ever works from this company should be ashamed.

Victim Location 55103
Type of a scam Other

I recently purchased a home and just received a mailing from the "Local Records Office" that at first glance looks official (on purpose), but upon closer inspection is clearly a scam to solicit payment from unsuspecting homeowners for an unnecessary copy of their deed and "property profile" from this company -- for $89. There's obligatory text says that this isn't associated with any government agency, probably to keep them from getting shut down, but the whole thing is clearly designed to make people think it's an official thing and another thing they need to pay to make their recent home purchase all official.

I googled this scam, and saw that it has been going on since at least 2012, with apparently nothing being done to stop them. The fact that this has been going on so long tells me that this scam is successful at tricking homeowners and getting money out of them. Do not give them money.

Victim Location 81005
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

A few days ago I received mail from Property Profile, which is the same scam as Local Records Office. I called Property Profile and asked them questions. The more information I debunked, the angrier the representative became. I was unable to reach anyone from Local Records Office. They also have an 800 number and also run their business through a PO box.

Victim Location 94513
Type of a scam Phishing

We recently transferred the deed of our home into our Living Trust. We did this thru an attorney. We have already completed this process and paid all fees required for this.

This solicitation gives the impression that in order to complete the process and to receive a copy of our new deed we need to send them $**. It is looks very much like a bill from the county.

This could easily be misunderstood by many, especially the elderly.

Victim Location 19147
Type of a scam Phishing

Official looking letter from “local records office” purporting to be the only office able to provide copy of deed on recently purchased home

Victim Location 91775
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

This company states that the "LOCAL RECORDS OFFICE" provides a copy of the 'ONLY' document that identifies me as the new property owner for the title on my house. { not true...I completed this with my escrow } Has a perfect looking bill for $*** due and response . I almost paid this thinking it was something extra I needed for legal purposes. It also has another address to send checks. LOCAL RECORDS PO BOX 509 Norwalk Ca 90651. I do not think many people will realize this is false and not a real bill. Thank you.

Victim Location 56353
Type of a scam Moving

Envelope stated "Important Property Information Respond Promptly" and "WARNING: $2,000 Fine, 5 years Imprisonment or both for any person interfering or obstructing with delivery of this letter"

Envelope Address on upper left corner:

LOCAL RECORDS OFFICE

1043 Grand Ave #251

Saint Paul, MN 55105

Letter inside was asking for $89 for a copy of a deed in regards to a recently purchased property. Letter had all the correct info on the property - legal address, sale amount, property assessed value, parcel id, etc. It really looks legitimate.

Thankfully I work at a financial institution and knew it was absolutely not necessary, but the general pubic could easily be fooled into believing this was important to do.

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Local Records Office is a company that specializes in generating property profile reports.

About: Working hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm Weekends CLOSED

Address: 1043 Grand Ave.,#251 Saint Paul, MN 55105

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