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More than 50,000 homeowners have signed up to receive fraud alerts in a bid to stop [problem]mers stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds by taking bogus loans against their properties.

 

The property alert service, offered free by the Land Registry, helps people detect fraudulent activity on their property by sending them email alerts when, for example, a mortgage is taken out against it.

 

They can then decide whether they think the activity is suspicious and can act quickly to alert the the Land Registry, their lender and the police.

 

Property fraud is where fraudsters try to steal a property, most commonly by stealing the homeowner’s identity and selling or mortgaging the property without their knowledge. They then disappear with the money leaving the true owner to deal with the consequences.

 

Since 2009, the Land Registry has stopped fraud on properties worth more than £92million.

 

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/beatthe[problem]mers/article-4000954/Land-Registry-service-helps-prevent-property-fraud.html

 

Sign up to the scheme here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/property-alert

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