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Keep your $87.00! Just Say No to “Records Recovery Services”


Have you recently purchased a home or transferred the title to your home, such as to a revocable trust?

Have you received an official-looking letter stating you should remit $87.00 to receive a copy of your deed?  The letter includes a ‘due date,’ your property’s parcel number, and other information about your home/land?  And the letter is from Records Recovery Services?

Don’t do it!  It’s a scam!

This is not a ruin-your-life scam, but it will relieve you of $87.00 for no real purpose.

Once recorded, land records can be obtained from the Recorder of Deeds by anyone, including companies like Records Recovery Services, which harvests the public information, generates these letters, and attempts to get property owners to send them needless fees.  Usually, copy charges from the Recorder’s Office are $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page (a total of $5.00 or so v. $87.00).

By the way, the address for “Records Recovery Services” is a UPS store in Jefferson City, and they are not registered to do business in Missouri.

Another one for the recycle bin!