Philadelphia Improves System Alerting Notaries of Forged Notarized Deed

October 4, 2022

To help thwart deed fraud, the Department of Records for the City of Philadelphia has improved an email alert service available to notaries public to help them determine if their signature and notary stamp were used fraudulently on a document recorded in our office.

The department’s Deed Fraud Guard email alert system has been expanded to inform notaries if their name appears as a notary in a document recorded in the office. Notaries will be able to view the electronic document to determine if a fraudster forged their signature and stamp on a fraudulent deed.

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