Regional
2:45 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Las Cruces Area Residents Warned Of Deed Copy Scam


  At least a dozen Doña Ana County property owners have reported receiving letters from a company calling itself Deed Processing Center of Wilmington, Delaware. Each letter offers a certified copy of the property-owner’s deed as recorded in the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office for a fee of $83.

The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office said the letter is a scam, and that any property owner who wants a certified copy of a deed can obtain one from the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office for $2. A non-certified copy can be obtained for 50 cents.

“This is a rip-off,” said County Clerk Lynn Ellins. “Anyone who receives one of these letters should throw it away.”