RESIDENTS WARNED OF DEED-COPY SCAM

RESIDENTS WARNED OF DEED-COPY SCAM

At least a dozen Doña Ana County property owners have reported receiving letters from a company calling itself Deed Processing Center of Wilmington, Delaware. Each letter offers a certified copy of the property-owner’s deed as recorded in the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office for a fee of $83.

The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office said the letter is a scam, and that any property owner who wants a certified copy of a deed can obtain one from the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office for $2. A non-certified copy can be obtained for 50 cents.

“This is a rip-off,” said County Clerk Lynn Ellins. “Anyone who receives one of these letters should throw it away.”

The company has been notified that Doña Ana County will issue this press release.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.