County Clerk’s Office Warns Homeowners of Deed Scam

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 5:31 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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County Clerk’s Office Warns Homeowners of Deed Scam

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 5:31 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Calls and complaints are hitting the County Clerk’s Office as local homeowners -- particularly seniors -- are being taken advantage of by a mail solicitation offering to sell them a certified copy of their deed for $59.

The Erie County Clerk’s Office is reminding Erie County property owners that they can obtain a certified copy of their deed from the County Clerk’s Office where it costs approximately $6.