OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2013


Contact: Tim Feeley, 626-8887 ​​Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills warns consumers about Deed Processing Notice— read the fine print. 


Augusta - The Maine Office of the Attorney General is warning consumers about an offer involving a Deed Processing Notice that is being mailed to consumers. The notice tells consumers that they need to send $83 to obtain a copy of their deed to their real estate. 


​Attorney General Mills says, "If you want a copy of your deed, contact your local registry of deeds. You can get a copy much quicker and cheaper from your county registry."  


​A close look at the fine print of the notice discloses that copies can be obtained at a lower cost directly from the county registrar.  However, the notice appears to be designed to alarm and deceive consumers into paying for a service at a higher cost. You can find information about your county registry of deeds at www.maineregistryofdeeds.org 


​If you have questions about this or other consumer protection matters, you can contact the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division: 1-800-436-2131 or email: consumer.mediation@Maine.gov

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