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The original item was published from 6/8/2023 5:47:11 PM to 1/2/2024 12:00:01 AM.

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] SCAM ALERT – Home Warranty Letter

In May 2023, a Webster County resident opened their mail to find a concerning message about a home warranty expiration date from “County Deed Records.” The letter contained a “renewal fee voucher” resembling a check for $199 and requested immediate action or be left vulnerable to repair costs out of pocket. The Iowa County Recorders Association and Iowa Land Records both confirm that this letter is false and is not connected to a government entity in any way. This scam letter appears to have been sent to homes across the United States as far back as 2019, and in some cases, may note the homeowner’s mortgage lender and ID. Now, the letter has resurfaced in Iowa. Visit the Iowa Land Records website for more information or contact the Linn County Recorder's Office with questions. 

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