WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — The Williamson County Clerk's Office wants to help people protect their homes and businesses from property fraud.
To help, the clerk's office is offering a free property fraud alert program that will notify those who are subscribed if someone has submitted a document with their name on it to the county recording office.
“I’m extremely proud to be able to provide this free alert program for our residents," County Clerk Nancy Rister said. “The program makes it easy for our residents to protect their investments.”
The fastest-growing crimes in the country are property and mortgage fraud, according to the FBI.
Anyone who would like to sign up for the free alert service can click here. After signing up, you can choose how you would like to be notified. You will then be able to see the document or documents that were filed online, or you can call the county clerk's office at 512-943-1515.
The county clerk's office is also warning that if you have a common name, you may receive an alert that is related to another person with the same name. You are asked to call the county clerk's office to verify the status of the alert.