Don’t Fall Victim to Real Estate Fraud

In today’s world, where real estate fraud is an increasing concern, safeguarding your property is more important than ever. The County of San Diego Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s office has launched “Owner Alert”, a free, cutting-edge service designed to protect your property from fraud and unauthorized transactions.

What is Owner Alert? Owner Alert is a free service that uses advanced technology and 24/7 monitoring to help protect your home and property title from fraudulent activities. This service is a collaborative effort with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office – Real Estate Fraud Unit, signifying a significant step towards combating real estate fraud in San Diego County.

Benefits of Owner Alert:

  • Immediate email notifications when a document affecting your property title is recorded.
  • Protection against title fraud and unwarranted liens.
  • Partnership with law enforcement to provide an added layer of security.

How to Sign Up: Signing up for Owner Alert is straightforward:

  1. Provide your email address and name.
  2. Optionally, include the Assessor Parcel Number (APN) found on your property tax bill or using the ParcelQuest lookup tool.
  3. Register up to 10 different names and/or 10 APNs per email address.

Sign Up for Owner Alert Here

How Does Owner Alert Work? Once subscribed, you’ll receive automated email alerts whenever a document is recorded with your registered name and/or APN. This includes notifications about liens and other significant changes. However, the service activates only for documents recorded after your subscription.

What Does the Email Alert Contain?

  • A document number associated with your registered name/APN.
  • A link to view the document index information.
  • Instructions on how to view or purchase a copy of the document.

Important Considerations:

  • Owner Alert monitors only documents recorded after your subscription is activated.
  • Not all APNs and names are entered in the Official Records Index.
  • Subscribers with common names may receive additional notifications not specifically related to them.
  • In case of suspected fraud, contact the District Attorney’s Office – Real Estate Fraud Unit immediately.

Owner Alert is a valuable, cost-free tool for San Diego County property owners. It provides an essential service to detect and prevent potential real estate fraud, offering peace of mind in an increasingly complex world. Sign up today to ensure that your property remains secure and protected.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Protect your property now by subscribing to Owner Alert. Stay informed and stay safe from real estate fraud.