Homeowner deed scam reported

Virginia's Attorney General is sending out a strong warning for property owners in the Commonwealth.

Attorney General Mark Herring says to be cautious of people trying to sell you a copy of the deed to your home.

Homeowners throughout the state are receiving official-looking letters that offer to sell homeowner a copy of their deed to their properties that cost about $83.

Herring says you can get it cheaper from your clerk's office. "If you get a notice like this, understand what it is. It's a solicitation, and you're under no obligation to buy it. If you want a copy of your deed you can get them from your clerk's office, usually for just a few dollars," Herring said.

If you believe you have been scammed, you are asked to call the Virginia Consumer Protection hotline at 1-800-552-9963.

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