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 National Deed Service, Inc. 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 $59.50.

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.

“This is a rip-off,” said Chief Deputy County Clerk Mario Jimenez. “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.