Illinois property owners now can sign up for a free property fraud alert system.
Property fraud occurs when someone illegally uses your property for financial gain by recording a document at a county recorder’s office in an attempt to make it look like it belongs to the fraudster. It is the fastest growing white-collar crime, the FBI reports.
Go to propertyfraudalert.com or call 800-728-3858 to register your property.
Call your county recorder’s office for more information: 815-772-5192 in Whiteside County, 815-288-3309 in Lee, 815-732-1100 in Carroll, and 815-872-2201 in Ogle.