Wisconsin homeowners are being warned against a new scam.
Clark County Register of Deeds Lois Hagedorn says an organization calling themselves National Deed Service advertised they would provide a copy of a homeowner's deed for the low, low price of $59.50. The only problem is that Wisconsin statute dictates property deeds be provided through the Register of Deeds office for only $2 for the first page, and $1 for each additional page.
Hagedorn says it takes "a matter of minutes" for their office to produce a deed. She says the high prices are a clear scam for people unfamiliar with the system.
Hagedorn says if you need a deed, simply get in contact with your Register of Deeds' office. She says you should avoid dealing with third parties.