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Deed Record Scam (VIDEO)

Deed Record Scam (VIDEO)

Deed theft through fraud is frequent enough that, on November 14, 2023, New York State enacted a new law specifically designed to protect homeowners from it. But ironically, fear of fraud sometimes makes people more vulnerable to scams.

Transferring title to real estate, trusts, LLCs, or family relatives triggers various mail notices, including from the IRS regarding tax filing obligations, and/or the city register or country clerk notifying of the title being recorded.

In this short video, VMM partner James Burdi explains when you should expect a notice, what to do once you receive one, which ones you can ignore, and how to spot spam solicitations or scams.