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BBB: Mailers offer real estate deeds for inflated fees

The Better Business Bureau is warning property owners of mailers that offer to provide real estate deeds for much more than what the county recorder charges.

Consumers are reporting that they've received letters offering to provide them with deeds to their own properties for as much as $60, while deeds are available through the Pima County Recorder’s Office for as low as $9. The companies that are sending the letters have no affiliation with the any government office.

“It’s important for consumers to read everything on the letter and not just react to their initial impression” said Kim States, the local BBB president. “These types of mailings are intended to alarm and confuse consumers and generate easy money for the sender.”

Deeds can also be purchased online through the Pima County Recorder’s Office.

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