What can I do to protect myself from property fraud?

Check the Official Records using the Records Search to see what documents are recorded under your name and sign up for the Carteret County Register of Deeds free Recording Notification Service for automated email alerts when your name or names are added to the Official Records index.

If your property is vacant, check often to make sure it is not occupied illegally.

Ask someone you trust to look after your property if you are away for an extended period of time.

Do not let mail pile up when out of town.

Make sure the Property Appraiser and Tax Collector offices have the correct mailing address for you or the person who should receive notices about your property.

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1. What can I do to protect myself from property fraud?
2. What is the Recording Notification Service (RNS)?
3. How does the Recording Notification Service work?
4. What documents will I be notified about through the Recording Notification Service?
5. How do I edit the names being monitored?
6. Is my Recording Notification Service registration subject to public records law?
7. Can I unsubscribe from the Recording Notification Service?
8. Why do fraudulent documents get recorded?
9. If a document is proven fraudulent, can it be removed from the Official Records?
10. What should I do if I think I may be the victim of property fraud?
11. Does the service alert me of documents being recorded in other counties?