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New Service Combats Property Fraud in Schuyler County


Theresa Philbin, Schuyler County Clerk announced that Schuyler County officials have implemented Cott Systems’ PropertyCheck in an invigorated effort to combat property and mortgage fraud in Schuyler County.

This 24/7 service allows residents to sign up on the Cott Systems’ RECORDhub website to receive notifications when official documents are recorded on their property. Residents can activate alerts based on their name, property address, or parcel number.

According to Philbin, this is a free service to the citizens of Schuyler County.

“Property fraud can occur if someone forges your identity, transfers your property into their name, and records the document,” Philbin said. “This fraudulent activity can make it appear as if that person owns your home or property – and you may not have any idea that this happened! It is, unfortunately, becoming more prevalent today as cyber criminals exploit every avenue they can to cause harm and steal from everyday citizens. Schuyler County has partnered with Cott Systems to offer this no-cost solution, adding an additional layer of protection to records data and allowing residents to feel safer in their homes.”

Cott System’s PropertyCheck works seamlessly in the background of the Schuyler County records management RECORDhub software, automatically alerting on an enrolled record if a document with a matching name or address is recorded. Property owners need to opt-in by creating a RECORDhub account, create alerts for their name and/or property address (where applicable) and choose the preference of alerts – email or text message.

To activate this benefit, residents of Schuyler County can simply sign up for PropertyCheck alerts at: https://recordhub.cottsystems.com

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