FraudSleuth is a complimentary service offered by Boulder County, to help prevent fraudulent claims on homes recorded and maintained by the Recording Division of the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. This service consists of an online search and email notification system that helps detect fraudulent activity associated with your property and/or home.
How Can You Enroll in FraudSleuth?
Through the search portal area, you will create a new user account and follow the steps to set up your profile. Once you’ve finished creating your profile, alerts will be sent to the email address associated with your account.
What is FraudSleuth Used For?
The database searches using the name that you provide in your FraudSleuth profile. By signing up for FraudSleuth, you will be notified by email of any documents that may have been recorded using the information you provide.
Can You Use Multiple Spellings for Your Name?
When you create your FraudSleuth profile, you’ll have the option to enter multiple spellings to be monitored.
Will You receive Alerts for Other Properties I Own in Colorado?
This service is only provided for homes that have been recorded with the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
What Should You do if You Receive an Alert That Shouldn’t be Recorded in Your Name?
If you suspect fraud, please call the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible, at 303-441-3600.
What is Mortgage Fraud?
While there are many types of fraud mortgage fraud schemes, this database focuses on fraudulent activity being searched using your name or address to obtain financial information.
How Does Mortgage/Property Fraud Occur?
Fraudulent documents (such as a deed) can be filed with the Clerk and Recorder’s office, to make it appear as if the actual owners sold or transferred property rights. Once paperwork has been obtained, scammers can then use those documents to either take out a mortgage on your home or, in extreme cases, even try to sell the property.
Why Can’t the Clerk’s Office Detect if a Document is Fraudulent?
The Clerk and Recorder’s office is legally required to record documents that meet statutory requirements, and is not able to verify the legality of documents filed in the office.
Can I Search for my Name/Property Today?
You can search your name today, by clicking the FraudSleuth option from the portal page, instead of signing up for an account.
Whether you sign up for FraudSleuth or not is up to you; it's a free service that, when used properly, can help monitor fraudulent activity on your behalf. If you have any questions, please call us at the office, or reach out at [email protected].