Unscrupulous operators hoping to separate honest folks from their hard-earned money are back at it. Beware!
An outfit calling itself County Records Office, LLC – which has no affiliation with Pasco County (or any other government, for that matter) – solicits property owners with a letter promising to deliver a copy of their deed in exchange for $89 – in check or money order.
The form of payment is crucial. Unlike the protections afforded credit card payments, consumers who discover the scam after they've issued a check or money order never will see their money returned.
And it is a scam, straight up.
Deeds are among the public records available for free viewing and at-home printing on our website, www.pascoclerk.com. From the home page, choose Online Services, then click Official Records near the bottom of the right-hand column. Fill in the information, perform the I-am-not-a-robot skill, and, voila, a link to an image of the deed you seek pops right up.
This is – we cannot say it too often – a free service.
Your no-charge print-at-home copy is exactly the same as the one promised by the unscrupulous solicitors. Also note: Its value is informational only. It cannot be used for legal purposes.
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