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Contact our Fraud Unit at rod.fraud@cookcountyil.gov 

Property and recording fraud is one of the fastest growing white collar crimes. Fraudsters often target paid-for homes that have no mortgage, usually owned by an elderly person who may have no heirs, and file forged ownership documents with a County Recorder.

Once the document is recorded, it is up to the homeowner to petition the court, at their own expense, to get a court order to have the fraudulent recording removed. Selling the home or trying to obtain a mortgage or a refinancing can be impossible until the fraud issue is resolved.

Click Here to Sign Up for Our FREE Property Fraud Alert!

We offer a Free Property Fraud Alert that will call or email you any time a document is recorded against your property, or the property of a loved one.

If you receive an alert and/or are concerned about fraud, please contact our Fraud Unit at rod.fraud@cookcountyil.gov, and our staff will help research the problem and coordinate a law enforcement response where indicated.