When someone illegally uses your  property for financial gain
Someone records a fraudulent  document at the Sumter County Clerk’s office, making it look like they own your home or property
Yes, according to the FBI, Property  and Mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime

The Sumter County Clerk’s  office has teamed up to create a notification service called...

Property Fraud Alert

Sign up free of charge by CLICKING HERE, or call the Property Fraud Alert Hotline at 1-800-728-3858

  • Sign up for this free subscription service either online or by calling 800-728-3858
  • Enter the personal or business name to monitor
  • Provide the email address or telephone number you would like alerts sent to
  • Monitor additional names by repeating the process
  • You will receive an alert promptly after any document is recorded & certified in Sumter County matching the name(s) you chose to monitor
  • This alert allows you to be informed of any recording activity taking place and to take timely action if you determine the activity is fraudulent
No, this service only alerts subscribers of documents being recorded in the Sumter County Official Records
There is nothing that will distinguish one name from another. Therefore, a person with a common name, like Jim Jones, may receive alerts for documents recorded with the same name. View the document using our online Official Records search to determine if the recorded document is relevant to you or your property

The alert email will provide you with information related to the document in the Sumter County Official Records.  You can easily review the recording information and the image to determine if this document is of concern to you by using the Official Record Online Search

For assistance, please contact the Sumter County HelpDesk via email: [email protected]

If you suspect you are a victim of fraud, contact law enforcement. You may also need to contact an attorney to determine whether you need to take legal action to undo the fraudulent recording.

If you have questions not answered on any of the previous pages please submit inquiries to our Help Desk staff via email at [email protected]!