CANTON County Clerk Mary Lou Rupp is warning St. Lawrence County residents that a deed scam is once again circulating throughout the county. Several concerned residents have contacted the county clerks office regarding a solicitation letter that they received in the mail.
The letter comes in the form of an invoice labeled Deed Processing Notice and advises property owners to purchase a copy of their deed for $83.
Residents do not need to purchase a certified copy of their deed unless their original deed cant be found.
The certified copy can only originate from the county clerks office, and since the fee is only $5, anyone who responds to the solicitation will unnecessarily pay an extra $78.
Residents are advised to disregard the letters and contact the county clerks office at 48 Court St., Canton, NY 13617, or call 379-2237 if they need a copy of their deeds.