Benton County Circuit Clerk Warning About Deed Notices

Published 08/11 2014 05:31PM

Updated 08/11 2014 05:36PM

A copy of the deed notice from Record Transfer Services.
A copy of the deed notice from Record Transfer Services.
BENTON COUNTY -- The Benton County Circuit Clerk is warning people about a deed notice asking for money.

Brenda DeShields says the notice from a company called Record Transfer Services says homeowners can get a copy of their deed for $83. While the notice looks official, she says this company is not affiliated with the county.

DeShields says folks can get a deed copy from the Benton County Recorder's Office for 25 cents per page, and $5 to have it certified.

DeShields says she's had some questions about these notices, and according to the Arkansas Attorney General's Office, they are from a real company. However, she says she doesn't know if people who send in the money ever get anything back.

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