Beware of schemes that ask for money to prove that you own your home

Beware of schemes that ask for money to prove that you own your home

Arkansas: Scammers are phishing for personal information with text message click bait Instead of sending the money, Shaprio paid a visit to the Jackson County Recorder of Deed’s office in Missouri and showed them the letter. “They looked at it and said ‘Oh yeah, that’s a scam. Call the FBI,’” she said she was told.

It was a letter from Records Recovery Services asking her to send $87 for a copy of her deed, validating that her home was actually owned by her. Shapiro was immediately suspicious. When Mabel Shapiro saw the letter in her mailbox, she initially thought it came from the state. It had a Jefferson City, Missouri return address and the envelope appeared official. 

“I thought they were trying to steal my house if I don’t pay what they wanted,” she said. INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — You might have seen it in the mail. An official looking letter asking you for money to certify that you are the actual owner of your home. Don’t follow the instructions on the letter. It’s a scam.

The letter Shapiro received contained multiple disclaimers stating that it is not a government agency, but if you don’t read the letter carefully, you could miss them. FOX4 Problem Solvers tried calling the phone number listed for Records Recovery Services during normal business hours and listened to a generic message telling us to leave our name and phone number. The message never even mentioned the name of the company.  The company, which supposedly has an office in Jefferson City, Missouri, was not registered with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office. Plus its offices in other states, almost always in state capitals, often track back to a post office box.

Letters identical to the one she received have been mailed to homeowners across the country. A quick Google search showed warnings from county officials in multiple states telling people not to send any money to Records Recovery Services. Shapiro called the FBI and FOX4 Problem Solvers.

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