Mary Markham, Town Clerk announced today that they have implemented Cott Systems’ PropertyCheck in an invigorated effort to combat property and mortgage fraud in Trumbull. This 24/7 service allows residents to sign up on the Cott Systems' RECORDhub website (https://recordhub.cottsystems.com) to receive notifications when official documents are recorded on their property. Residents can activate alerts based on their name, property address, or parcel number. There is no cost to participate.
Property fraud can occur if someone forges your identity, transfers your property into their name, and records the document. This fraudulent activity can make it appear as if that person owns your home or property, and you may not have any idea that this happened! It is, unfortunately, becoming more prevalent today as cyber criminals exploit every avenue they can to cause harm and steal from everyday citizens.
PropertyCheck works seamlessly in the background of the Trumbull records management RECORDhub software, automatically alerting if a document with matching name or address is recorded. All you have to do is opt-in by creating a RECORDhub account, create alerts for your name and property address (where applicable) and choose your preference of alerts – email or text message. "It's also a good idea to set up multiple alerts based on first, middle and last name variations and your spouse’s name, to be sure that an alert will be triggered in case a recording happens with some kind of slight variation," says Paul Fetters, the product Implementation Specialist at Cott Systems.
Trumbull has partnered with Cott Systems to offer this no-cost solution, adding an additional layer of protection to records data and allowing residents to feel safer in their homes. Mary Markham, Town Clerk explains, "We are very proud to offer this and are encouraging all residents to sign up."
To activate these PropertyCheck benefits, residents of Trumbull can simply sign up for PropertyCheck alerts at: https://recordhub.cottsystems.com
ABOUT COTT SYSTEMS
An innovator in records management for more than 130 years, Cott Systems empowers local government offices to improve efficiency, provide superior constituent service, and preserve the official records entrusted to their care. Decades of dedication make it possible for Cott Systems to provide all the services a local official needs to preserve and modernize the rich history of their jurisdiction. In addition to industry-leading software solutions, Cott Systems also offers traditional data and imaging services. For more information about Cott Systems, please visit cottsystems.com.