Scam Squad: Beware of house deed scams

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The Cuyahoga County Scam Squad is warning about fake notices that say you need to buy a copy of the deed to your house. 

It may look like it's from the county, but it's from scammers.

“Anytime you get a mailing that looks like it's official from a government agency and it tells you have to pay a lot of money for a record from that agency, that is almost always a scam,” said Sheryl Harris, Cuyahoga Department of Consumer Affairs Director.  

You can get a copy of your deed for free online, and certified copies usually cost less than $10.

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If you have been the victim of a scam or want to report a scam, call the Scam Squad at 216-443-7035.