Beltrami County esidents warned about deed scam
BEMIDJI - Beltrami County residents are being warned about a property deed scam circulating the area.
The Beltrami County Recorder's Office recently was contacted by homeowners who have been the recipients of a "Final Notice" mailing that looks like an official government document advising the "State Record Regulation Department" suggests all homeowners obtain a copy of their current Grant Deed, according to a news release issued by the Sheriff's Office.
The company charges $87 to obtain your deed for you. This company claims to be the "Record Retrieval Department" at 11436 Marketplace Drive N, Division 101, Champlin, MN 55316.
However, the Beltrami County Recorder's Office will print a copy of property owners' deed for $1 each if a request is made to the county.
The Sheriff's Office said it "would like to remind folks to ignore solicitations from any company, agency, department or entity who you have not sought out yourself and with whom you are familiar."