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Deed scam returns to St. Lawrence County

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CANTON — County Clerk Mary Lou Rupp is warning St. Lawrence County residents that a “deed scam” is once again circulating throughout the county. Several concerned residents have contacted the county clerk’s office regarding a solicitation letter that they received in the mail.

The letter comes in the form of an invoice labeled “Deed Processing Notice” and advises property owners to purchase a copy of their deed for $83.

Residents do not need to purchase a certified copy of their deed unless their original deed can’t be found.

The certified copy can only originate from the county clerk’s office, and since the fee is only $5, anyone who responds to the solicitation will unnecessarily pay an extra $78.

Residents are advised to disregard the letters and contact the county clerk’s office at 48 Court St., Canton, NY 13617, or call 379-2237 if they need a copy of their deeds.

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