Be leery and prudent if you receive a “secured document” from 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC titled DEED PROCESSING NOTICE.
I thought about giving Barack a ring who lives 3 blocks down the road at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, but was able to see through this scam without his assistance. This deed processing notice had every appearance of bill with a due date, amount ($83), and a late payment penalty. It informed us that we needed a copy of our Grant deed and property profile.
For grins we called the number on the deed processing notice of 888-625-9291. Got a message that stated many people do not get a certified copy of their home grant deed at closing and that Secured Document would be glad to provide that service for $83. At the bottom, it read “This is not a bill. This is a solicitation; you are under no obligation to pay the amount stated. Hmmmmm……wonder why there was a $35 late fee if submitted after due date????? The deed processing notice looks very legit with bar codes and all the markings of an official bill/document.
Secured Document is exploiting public records to their advantage. Do not be lured in by their deceptive tactics. You can likely view your deed or other record of title online! For a more authoritative accounting of this disingenuous practice, please read the Consumer Alert by Sharon R. Bock, Clerk and Comptroller of Palm Beach County.
BTW, the deed processing notice you see in the picture below was mailed to a new home in Chaves County, New Mexico. Secured Document is effectively a junk mailer to properties in counties all over the United States.