September 16, 2019

Free online tool helps combat property fraud

BATAVIA, OH – FraudSleuth, an online tool to combat property fraud, is available for free through the Clermont County Recorder’s Office.

FraudSleuth, powered by Kofile Technologies, helps protect property owners against possible fraudulent activity. Similar to credit monitoring services, FraudSleuth can automatically alert users when a document is recorded in their name.

Users can run a simple name search to see what documents are recorded within the Clermont County Recorder’s Office containing their information. A new feature of the tool allows citizens to set up name profile(s) and receive automatic email alerts if a document is recorded that matches their profile information. This allows citizens to be involved and help combat possible fraud. Citizens can utilize the information to then contact the proper authorities.

Anyone can sign up for this service at www.recorder.clermontcountyohio.gov/search. You will have to create an account AND set up at least one FraudSleuth name profile to start receiving email alerts. The system will only alert you of documents recorded in your name starting from the date that the profile was actually created. Instructions on how to fully utilize FraudSleuth can be found on the website.

Please be aware that there may be other property owners in Clermont County with the same name. A notification simply alerts you whenever a document is filed containing a certain name. It does not necessarily indicate that fraud has been committed.

If you have questions or suspect fraudulent activity, please call the Recorder’s Office at 513-732-7236 or email recorder@clermontcountyohio.gov and for help getting guided to the proper agency.

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