Property Fraud Alert

The Property Fraud Alert system notifies a Forsyth County property owner when a Real Estate document has been recorded in your name in the Register of Deeds Office. It alerts you via email and keeps you up to date each time a Real Estate transactions has been recorded.

Today's scammers are constantly looking for ways and getting more creative filing documents, claiming property, and attempting to file fraudulent property liens.

How It Works

You will receive an Email Alert Notification each time a document has been recorded in your name in the Register of Deeds Office. The email will give the recording time and date, instrument number, and book and page. You will then go to the public access link,, where you will be able to search the instrument number or book and page to see the image of recorded document. This will allow you to see if this is a fraudulent recording.

After Notification

If this does appear to be a fraudulent recording, the property owner will contact either the parties whose names are on the document, the attorney, the lending institution, the bank, or the mortgage company for information about the recorded transaction.

This service does not give the Register of Deeds Office the authority to remove any document that has been properly submitted for recording. It is to make you aware that an instrument has been filed in your name.

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