10/17/2013 8:12 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned the state's residents to be cautious of companies who offered to sell them a copy of the deed to their home.
Morrisey's office said homeowners across the state received official-looking letters titled "Deed Processing Notice" that offered to sell homeowners a copy of their deed for $83. The letters included language that lead homeowners to believe they had to comply by a certain date. He said homeowners are not obligated to by a copy of the deed, and that the letters were not official.
Morrisey said he doesn't want residents to mistakenly believe they had to buy a deed by a fake due date.