Property fraud is when someone illegally uses your property for financial gain. It occurs when someone records a fraudulent document in the County Recorder's office, making it look like they own your home or property.
According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime. Blue Earth County has teamed up to create a notification service known as Property Fraud Alert.
Contact the Blue Earth County Property and Environmental Resources Department at (507) 304-4251 for additional details.
Deed Solicitation Scams
Some companies have sent mailings to Minnesota Homeowners that may initially look like a bill from a government agency. The mailings may attempt to get homeowners to pay upwards of $90 in some cases for a copy of their real estate deed or property profile. View information regarding real estate deed solicitation scams.