UPDATED: Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County Register of Deeds Heather Dawbarn recommends property owners register on MyLandAlert.com, a free service that will alert if anything is recorded in the Register’s Office under their name in an effort to protect the owner from “deed theft”.
Dawbarn says during her career, she has only seen one case and the person was jailed for attempting to steal someone’s property. “This is very rare,” says Dawbarn.
“These commercials are geared toward offering services similar to landalert.com, but at a price,” she added.
She further adds, “Keep in mind, just as an example, if you refinance, you will receive an alert.”
Dawbarn shares that the service is a few years old and other counties have similar services available as well. She recommends that those outside of Rutherford County contact the local Register of Deeds Office to inquire about the services they offer.
“Please spread the word to your friends and family members,” she said. “Though these cases are rare, you can put measures in place to reduce your risk of being hacked.”
For more information, please visit http://rutherfordcountytn.gov/registerofdeeds/.