Our office was recently contacted by a client regarding a mailing she recently received titled RECORDED DEED NOTICE requesting a document fee in the amount of $83.00 for a deed that was recently recorded.  [Click here for a copy of the notice]

Based on a review of the Notice it is clear that the sender of the Notice, Record Transfer Services, has been accessing the County Recorder’s Office and looking through recently processed deed information in hopes of soliciting money from unsuspecting individuals as part of a SCAM.

Our office has contacted the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office and they have confirmed to us that this is indeed a scam. We have also contacted the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, and they have also confirmed this to be a scam.

Please keep in mind that two simple questions should always be asked when receiving these types of Notices:

  1. Who is the Sender?
  2. Why are they requesting a fee?

In this case Record Transfer Services was requesting a fee so they could provide our client information that is, for the most part, free and easily available online.

Laura Trujillo






Effective January 6, 2020, attorneys Michael W. Margrave, Michael L. Kitchen, and Patrick J. Van Zanen, as well as paralegals Brittany Crane and Mallory Rasmussen, will join Sacks Tierney P A at their office located at 4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ  85251. Their new contact information is:

Michael W. Margrave    
direct line: 480-425-2606
fax: 480-425-4906

Michael L. Kitchen
direct line: 480-425-2619
fax: 480-425-4919

Patrick J. Van Zanen    
direct line: 480-425-2623
fax: 480-425-4923

Brittany Crane
direct line: 480-425-2627
fax: 480-425-4927

Mallory Rasmussen
direct line: 480-425-2629
fax: 480-425-4929

We hope to continue serving your needs at our new home with Sacks Tierney P.A. beginning January 6, 2020