Consumers Report Receiving Mailers offering to Sell them Deeds to their Properties for an Exorbitant FeeWednesday, December 7th, 2011
Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning property owners to be wary of official looking mailers attempting to sell consumers the deeds to their own properties for much more money than they would pay at a county office.
Consumers are reporting that they’ve received letters offering to provide them with deeds to their properties for as much as $60, while deeds are available through the Pima County Recorder’s Office for as low as $9. The companies that are sending the letters have no affiliation with the any government office.
“It’s important for consumers to read everything on the letter and not just react to their initial impression” said Kim States, BBB President. “These types of mailings are intended to alarm and confuse consumers and generate easy money for the sender.”
Consumers who have questions about the mailing should contact BBB by calling 520-888-5353 or visiting www.tucson.bbb.org. Deeds can also be purchased online through the Pima County Recorder’s Office by visiting www.recorder.pima.gov.