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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Launches Free Fraud Alert Notification System

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Protect yourself from property fraud. Credits: Office of the Union County Clerk.
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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi. Credits: Jim Lowney/County of Union
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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Citing an awareness of the growing national trend in property related fraud, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has taken the initiative to provide Union County property owners with a Property Fraud Alert Notification system. The new system, launched today, enables Union County property owners to respond quickly to unauthorized, potentially fraudulent activity involving their property. The program is completely free for Union County property owners.

“When it comes to property fraud, knowledge is power,” said Rajoppi. “The new Property Fraud Alert system will enable you to identify a potential problem as quickly as possible, so that you can re-establish your property rights promptly and with relatively little expense.”

“Nationwide, property fraud is the largest growing white collar crime according to the FBI,” said Rajoppi. “It is especially insidious because seniors are often the target, and the victims often have no idea that their property rights have been compromised until it’s too late.” 

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Property owners in Union County can subscribe to the free Property Fraud Alert system by visiting the Property Fraud Alert system online at propertyfraudalert.com or on the phone by calling 1-800-728-3858, and providing their name, or their business name. Property owners may also register additional names free of charge, to cover common misspellings.

Subscribers will be notified when the name they have registered is used in any recording activities within the office.  When subscribing, the user will have the option of receiving the alert via phone or email.  All subscriber information will remain confidential.  Users with common names may receive multiple alerts.

Information received through the alerts can be verified by visiting the Union County Clerk’s property search website at clerk.ucnj.org or by calling the Property Fraud Alert call center at 1-800-728-3858. The call center is available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Starting October 1, 2015, the call center will offer expanded hours Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday hours will remain 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

“This program protects consumers, offers an extra safety net and provides early notice that someone may be committing fraud against them,” explains Rajoppi.  While the Property Fraud Alert system does not prevent fraud, it provides an early warning to the potential of fraudulent activity so that property owners can alert local law enforcement.  Fraud is a criminal offense.

For information about all County Clerk programs and services, visit online at ucnj.org/county-clerk or call 908-527-4787.

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