Rockwall County Clerk’s office to provide free Property Fraud Alert software for residents

Rockwall County Clerk Jennifer Fogg

ROCKWALL, TX – October 5, 2021 — The Rockwall County Commissioners Court recently approved a proposal from Fidlar Technologies for the County Clerk’s office to provide Property Fraud Alert software and support for citizens.

Property Fraud Alert is a program that is free of charge to the citizens of Rockwall County. The Court approved the agreement between Rockwall County and Fidlar Technologies who will notify the person who registered when a document is recorded in the Rockwall County Clerk’s office.
The system automatically alerts the citizens of Rockwall County upon cross checking all recordings with the registrants’ names. Fidlar will send an alert to the registrant by email or by voicemail. Once they’re notified, they can verify if the activity was initiated by them or by somebody attempting to commit property fraud.




“Property fraud is the fastest-growing white collar crime in the United States,” said Rockwall County Clerk Jennifer Fogg. “House Bill 3415 which allows county clerks to require identification for a filer does not help Rockwall County citizens, as it’s only applicable to counties with a population of 800,000 or more. The most likely targets of deed theft are those with a significant amount of home equity who are not suspecting fraud. Unfortunately this means senior citizens. They’re targeted because they are more likely to have spent their lives investing in their home.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau as of April 1, 2020, 14,964 of the 73,588 registered voters in Rockwall County are senior citizens.

Rockwall County residents will soon be able to sign up for the program through a webpage at www.rockwallcountytexas.com. Stay tuned for more details.

Blue Ribbon News staff report.

 




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