County Recorders Warning of Scam Targeting Area Residents

by Brian Wilson
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–Area residents are being alerted to another scam being perpetrated not only around North Iowa, but around the country as well. Earlier this month, the Webster County Recorder’s Office assisted a resident with questions about a letter they had received, which was quickly identified as a scam and reported to local law enforcement.

The letter claimed to be from “County Deed Records” and contained false information about the recipients home warranty expiration date. The letter also contained a “renewal fee voucher” for $199, which resembles a check and requests immediate action to call or be left vulnerable to repair costs.

According to the Kossuth County Recorder’s Office, the Iowa County Recorders Association has confirmed this information is not legitimate. If you or someone you know has received a letter claiming to be from “County Deed Records”, do not respond in any way.

County Recorders are responsible for the maintenance and management of any official property and real estate documents in the state of Iowa. If you have any questions about these official documents, you can contact the Kossuth County Recorder’s Office by calling 515-295-5660, or find your local recorder’s office online at

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