Each fall the Westchester County Clerk visits senior centers throughout the County to speak with seniors about issues of concern to them and to alert them about various scams, such as the deed scam. Every few months there are mailings to Westchester homeowners offering to provide a certified copy of the homeowner’s deed for a cost ranging from $60 to $90. This scam has expanded to include mortgages. Homeowners are getting swamped with calls and mailings from so called mortgage firms offering to refinance or modify mortgages for a fee. The County Clerk offers tips for avoiding these mortgage scams and also remind seniors how they can obtain a copy of their deed easily and inexpensively from our office. The Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni visits with senior groups throughout the county to warn them about the latest mortgage, deed, debt and fraud scams and schemes targeting seniors and has created a handy guide, "Seniors Safe At Home" which can be downloaded.
For more information about the Senior Center Tour or to schedule a visit with your senior group, please call (914) 995-2731.