Ask A Realtor: DIY BuyerDear Mark, I have had my eye on the Vail Valley region for a couple of years and am now in the position to look at buying a home, duplex or condo with the goal of living
Fraud Alert Scam Targets Recent Home Buyers
Dated: August 28 2018
Beware of Letters requesting money to receive a Property Profile or DeedA new scam to our area targets those who recently purchased a home. Recent buyers receive a letter referencing "Recorded Deed Notice" and specific property and name information. The letter looks "official" and requests $86.00 to receive a copy of "Your Current Grant Deed and Property Assessment Profile." The return address is out of state. Click here for example of letter.
Please note that the information referenced in the letter is Public Record and available for free or for a nominal fee through the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder office or during closing.
While this scam has been around for a few years, Eagle County may be seeing this for the first time. Realtor.com covered this issue in 2014.
Please contact the VBR at 970-766-1028 with questions or concerns.
Thank you to the Valley Home Store for bringing this to our attention.
Mark grew up in Baltimore, MD and moved to the Vail Valley in 1992. He didn’t wait long after moving here to open what is now one of the most successful ski shops in the valley, Venture Sports. Seve....
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