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Senior homeowners: beware of deed recording scam!

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has filed a civil consumer protection lawsuit against Wanda D. Rogers for allegedly scamming Philadelphia homeowners into paying for a service that the city provides for free. Ms. Rogers reportedly mailed letters to homeowners from the fictional “Philadelphia Deeds and Registry Offices,” offering to provide a copy of their property deed in exchange for a processing fee. In many cases the letter resembled a bill, bearing the seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and signed by fictional employees.

The lawsuit seeks $3,000 for every violation involving homeowners who are 60 years and older, in addition to restitution and other penalties.

If you have been victimized by this scam, please contact the Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General at 215-686-1770 or the Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Bureau at 1-800-441-2555.
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