(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- In an effort to combat property and mortgage fraud, Middlesex County Clerk Nancy Pinkin encourages property owners to protect their property and mortgage with the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office Property Alert Service.
This free service allows subscribers to be notified via email alerts whenever a document is recorded in the Middlesex County Clerk's Office with data that matches the property legal description (municipality, block, and lot) or party name.
“Keeping with our County’s commitment to serve our residents, I am pleased we can offer this free program,” said County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios. “Not only does this service allow residents to protect themselves and their properties but it can be a valuable tool to protect an elderly loved one from scams. Share this information with friends or relatives who reside in Middlesex County so they can protect themselves from fraud too!”
“Unfortunately, property and mortgage fraud is a fast-growing crime in the United States. Scams are often committed against property owners in the form of fake deeds or liens, which can go unnoticed for years,” said Middlesex County Clerk Nancy J. Pinkin. “While our Property Alert Service can’t prevent property fraud, it can ensure residents are notified in a timely fashion when documents are filed for a specific property or an individual’s name, ultimately helping users identify unauthorized or fraudulent activity. To protect your property, one of your most important assets, sign up for this free service provided by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office.”
If you find you are a victim of fraud, you can call the Middlesex County Clerk's Office at 732-745-3364 or 732-745-3365. Someone will provide you with public resources available to assist you. You can also call the Middlesex County Office of Consumer Affairs to lodge a complaint at 732-398-2300.
Middlesex County is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, three universities, 19 park systems, and world-class healthcare and research facilities making it one of the nation’s most dynamic regions and a leader in technology, transportation, the arts, and food innovation. As one of the most diverse populations in the country, Middlesex County is home to over 832,000 residents living throughout 25 municipalities. The County's award-winning Middlesex County Magnet Schools system and two-year Middlesex College uphold its position as #1 in the state for best schools, offering secondary and postsecondary education and workforce development programs that create a unique ecosystem in which opportunities abound. Conveniently located between New York and Philadelphia, Middlesex County is a leading destination for businesses and residents alike to live, work, and play – and has been since the 17th century.