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W.Va. AG warns of efforts to sell home deeds

October 17, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning the state's residents to be cautious of companies offering to sell them a copy of the deed to their home.

Morrisey's office says homeowners across the state have been receiving official-looking letters, which are titled as a "Deed Processing Notice." The letters offer to sell homeowners a copy of their deed for $83.

The letters include language leading homeowners to believe they must comply by a specific date.

Morrisey says homeowners are not obligated to pay these entities or to purchase a copy of their deed.

He says the letters are not being sent by the counties and are not official. He says he doesn't want residents to mistakenly believe they have to purchase a deed by a fake due date.



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