CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia residents are not obligated to buy copies of their home deeds from private companies, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned in a press release.
"Homeowners throughout the state have been receiving official looking letters, which are titled as a 'Deed Processing Notice,' that offer to sell homeowners a copy of their deed for $83. The letter includes language that may result in the homeowner believing he or she must comply by a specific date," Morrisey said in a news release.
Homeowners can often obtain a copy of a deed at a local county courthouse at a lower cost, he said.
If you believe you have been the victim of a scam or have a consumer complaint, call the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808.