Our office was recently contacted by a client regarding a mailing she recently received requesting a document fee in the amount of $83.00 for a deed that was recently recorded. Based on a review of the Notice, it is clear that the sender of the Notice 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.
First, it should be noted that Maricopa County Assessor’s Office fees are normally below $20.00 depending on the document type and the number of pages being recorded.
If you receive a similar mailing, please keep in mind that two simple questions should always be asked:
- Who is the Sender?
- Why are they requesting a fee?
In this case the Company was requesting a fee so they could provide our client information that is, for the most part, free and easily available online.
Laura M. Trujillo
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