I received my own personal copy of the deed scam that's been going on forever. This is where a company, in this case New York Record Retrieval, Inc., offers to obtain for you a certified copy of your deed for the price of $59.50. Quite a bargain when you consider that such documents can be had from their source for the cost of the copy.
For entertainment value, here are other articles on the scam:
- Federal Citizen Information Center warning on deed scam (the Pueblo, CO site has a list of scams at http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/scamsdesc.htm).
- A local columnist, Times Union Advocate on deed scam