Monday, July 28, 2014
From the office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds:
Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough will be visiting the Maywood Senior Club at the Maywood Park District (9th and Madison) on Thursday, July 31, at 12:00 noon to talk about the dangers of property fraud and to sign up residents for her Free Property Fraud Alert.
Because County Recorders are not authorized by law to verify the legal claims made in documents presented for recording, scammers are using our open recording system to file forged documents transferring ownership of property. Senior citizens are especially vulnerable as they are more likely to own their homes free and clear of a mortgage, and may leave their properties unoccupied for long periods of time. All Maywood seniors are encouraged to attend this free event; even those who don’t own homes will gain valuable knowledge to share with friends and family.
Staff will be on hand Thursday to sign residents up for the Free Property Fraud Alert. Attendees should bring a photo ID. In the meantime, any property owner may sign up to receive free alerts regarding their property, either by phone or email, online at CookRecorder.com or by calling 800-728-3858. VFP