Fraud Alert Program


What is Property Fraud?

According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States. Florida ranks #3 in the nation for this type of fraud. Scammers file fake deeds, making it appear as if they own homes that are not actually theirs. These scammers then trick people into giving them money to rent or buy those homes.

As your Clerk & Comptroller I urge you to monitor public records filed using your name. By signing up for FREE property fraud alerts , you will receive notification by email whenever a document is recorded in Charlotte County using your name or business name.

Property Fraud Alert is a free service to help you protect your property from fraud by monitoring the documents being recorded in the Official Records of the Clerk & Comptroller's office.


  Sign up for the FREE Property Fraud Alert now.

Protect Yourself with Property Fraud Alert - for FREE!

Register to receive free alerts when a document such as a deed or mortgage is recorded with our office using your name or your business’s name. Choose to get alerts by email. If you receive an alert about activity not initiated by you, this early notification can provide valuable time to stop criminals in their tracks.

How to Sign Up

Signing up is quick and easy! Simply follow these steps:

  • Go to the following website.
  • https://or.co.charlotte.fl.us/recording/fraudalert
  • Enter the name you would like to monitor
  • Enter the either email address you would like the alerts sent to
  • Choose whether you would like to monitor a person’s name or a business name
  • Check your email for the “Confirmation Email”. Once received, be sure to complete the process by selecting the "click here" link.
  • If you don’t see the “Confirmation Email” within a few minutes, please check your junk or spam folders for an email with the subject "Charlotte Clerk Fraud Alert"
  • For assistance please (See Contact Information).

You may repeat the process to monitor additional names.

If You Receive an Alert