Submitted by Douglas County Communications
Douglas County Clerk of Superior Court Tammy Howard is helping people fight scams and identity fraud with a new on-line program.
The new program - Property Check - has been added to the Clerk of Superior Court’s web page of the County web site, and it allows land owners to check their property by logging into the system.
Property owners can sign up for free automatic alerts through text or e-mail message if someone takes a mortgage out on the land or house, or puts a lien or some other restraint on it.
Many people do not realize that a third party can attach a lien or other restraint to your property without your permission or knowledge. Land owners may not find out about it until you try to re-finance or sell your property.
Property Check will give owners notifications of any attachments so that - if the attachment is without their approval - law enforcement can be contacted and involved at the initial stage of the fraud.
The County’s web site is www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com and the Property Check link is on the Clerk of Superior Court’s page. The Property Check service is free and the notifications are also free.