It’s a sad reality of modern life that scams and fraud are everywhere, and they have the potential to affect the property you own. Fortunately, if you live in Norfolk County, the Norfolk Registry of Deeds has an easy way for you to protect yourself against property fraud! Just visit their website (linked above) and click on “Consumer Notification Alerts” to sign up for their free Consumer Notification Service, which will automatically alert you via email within 24 hours when a lien, deed, declaration of homestead, or other land document is recorded against your property. If you receive a notification through this service and believe that a fraudulent document has been recorded, you should immediately contact the Registry’s Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101. You can also check out the Registry’s online land records for more information on the document that has been recorded.