Ada County: Beware of Scam 'Record Transfer' Company



The Ada County Assessor's Office is cautioning citizens to be wary of a current mailer being sent to Ada County property owners. It's a scam.

The mailer promises that for a "mere" $83, it will obtain a property assessment profile and complimentary grant deed for the property owner. But Ada County officials say they're worried that property owners are shelling out the $83 for documents they may already have, may not need, or that they can get from the county recorder's office for just a couple of dollars.

"We see these types of targeted scams out there from time to time, and my office really encourages people to please contact the county before you ever pay for any property assessment or deed-related fees such as these," said Ada County Assessor Bob McQuade.

County officials add that if a resident needs a certified copy of their deed, they can pay $1 for each page of the deed and another $1 to have it certified at the Ada County Recorder's Office on the first floor of the Ada County Courthouse on Front Street in Boise.

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