Mount Vernon Mayor, Matt Starr, talks with Knox County Recorder, Tanner Salyers, about a new program for Knox County called PropertyCheck. This program helps protect residents against fraudulent activities relating to their property and alerts residents when official documents are recorded on their property.
Any activity associated with the name of a person, an address, or a parcel number triggers an alert via email or text message. The service eliminates the time residents would have to spend doing their own search on their name or property. However, PropertyCheck will not stop potential fraud; rather, it is an alert system that sends out alerts for legitimate filings as well as potential fraud items. This program works very similarly to a bank fraud alerts, will not stop a transaction but will alert the account holder of suspicious activity and the account holder can verify if they were the ones that initiated the transaction.