Property Fraud Alert

What is Property Fraud?

According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States. Scammers file fake deeds, making it appear as if they own homes that are not actually theirs for financial gain. This occurs when a fraudulent document is drawn up in your name in an attempt to illegally acquire your property.

Property Fraud Alert (PFA) is a free service to help you protect your property from fraud by monitoring the documents being recorded in the Official Records of the Volusia County Clerk’s Office.

Protect Yourself with Property Fraud Alert for Free

The Clerk of the Circuit Court, Volusia County has partnered with Fidlar Technologies, Property Fraud Alert to offer the public a place to register for FREE Property Fraud Alerts! Register to receive free alerts when a deed, mortgage, or other documents are recorded with our office using your name or your business name. Choose to receive alerts by email or by phone.

If you receive an alert about activity not initiated by you, this early notification can provide valuable time to stop criminals in their tracks.

Click HERE to sign up for PFA and be comforted knowing that you are taking the first steps in protecting your most valuable asset, your home.

** Your information will not be sold or used for proprietary purposes.

Sign Up for Alerts

Signing up is quick and easy! Simply follow these steps:

  • Go to the Property Fraud Alerts website or call 800-728-3858.
  • Click ‘Continue’ to begin the registration process.
  • Choose whether you would like to monitor a person’s name or a business name.
  • Enter the name you would like to monitor.
  • Enter either an email address or telephone number you would like the alerts sent to.

You may repeat the process to monitor additional names. If you entered an email address, you will receive a confirmation message.

If You Receive an Alert

  • If a document is recorded that matches your monitoring criteria, you will receive an alert within 48 hours.
  • The alert will provide you with a document number, which is the Clerk Instrument Number.
  • Search the online Official Records to view the actual document. To search using the Clerk’s Instrument Number, enter the document number from your Property Fraud Alert within Instrument field on the Clerk’s Inquiry.
  • For assistance, please contact the Clerk’s Office Recording Department at (386) 736-5912.
  • If you suspect you are a victim of fraud, contact law enforcement.

Reviewing your property records is an important way to protect yourself from fraud. Don’t delay, sign up today!

Change or Cancel Your Subscription

To change or cancel your Property Fraud Alerts subscription, please call 1-800-728-3858.

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