The Office of the Nevada Attorney General is alerting consumers concerning Title Compliance, a company using a Las Vegas post office box that is sending notices to Nevada homeowners regarding property deeds.
Title Compliance states it will acquire a copy of the homeowner's deed for a payment of $157. It also states that, due to the large number of transactions, this would be the only notice of their service.
Nevada homeowners should be aware that property deeds and supporting documents can be obtained from the local county recorder's office where these documents were originally filed for much less than the service being advertised.
"Many companies offer to supply documents and papers for a fee, taking advantage of unsuspecting or uninformed consumers," said Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.
Before sending money to a company offering services dealing with government agencies, consumers should always contact the government agency named first. Consumers will often find the services can be obtained directly from that agency with little or no cost. In addition, the Better Business Bureau maintains a website, www.bbb.org, which provides information concerning companies doing business around the United States.
In addition, entering the company's name in an Internet search will often reveal information that the company is operating in a fraudulent or dishonest manner.
While no determination has been made regarding the legitimacy of Title Compliance, any advertisement that urges quick action raises red flags.
Questions can be addressed to the Nevada Attorney General's Bureau
of Consumer Protection at 775-684-1169.