County officials warn of deed processing scam
by Gary Hanner
Feb 06, 2013 | 3074 views |  0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
St. Clair County Revenue Commissioner Elizabeth Mealer is calling a Deed Processing Notice people are receiving in the mail a scam.
“We have had people come here to the courthouse thinking they have to come here and pay us $83 for this,” Mealer said. “That is absolutely not true.”
Mealer said if people receive something like this through the mail, they need to throw it away.
“If it is something from our office, it will say St. Clair County Revenue Office on it,” she said. “This says to mail them a check for $83, and they would send them a copy of their deed and property profile.”
Mealer said she wants citizens of St. Clair County to know they can come to either courthouse in Pell City or Ashville and can get a copy of their deed from the probate office for a minimal charge.
“This is a scam and citizens need to be aware,” Mealer said. “I would advise them not to send them $83. If they send a check, they could get their bank account number and take money out of their account.”
St. Clair County Probate Judge Mike Bowling said citizens can receive a certified copy of their deed at the probate office for $3.

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