Illinois company accused of tricking Hoosiers into paying exorbitant fees

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Indiana’s attorney general is suing Illinois Deed Provider.

The company offers property owners certified copies of deeds for $60 and additional copies for $20 each.

Deeds are public records and county recorders can get you a copy for $1 a page.

“The solicitations mimic government legal documents which mislead consumers into believing they need a copy of their property deed,” Attorney General Greg Zoeller said. “Homeowners are not required to have copies even when they go to sell a property and they can obtain these documents from their county recorder’s office at little or no cost.”

Officials said the company’s government-like ads are deceptive.

2 comments

  • eatpie

    Whatever – since when is it illegal to charge for a service? I could go to a restaurant and buy a hamburger for $10, or I can buy the meat, bun and sides and make it myself for pennies on the dollar. "A fool and his money are soon parted…"

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