A while back, I attended a presentation by the Southern Essex County Registry of Deeds concerning property fraud and the danger it poses to homeowners on Cape Ann and the North Shore. It was frightening to hear how easy it is for a person to steal someone’s identity and to steal their home.

Public documents, property deeds, mortgages, liens, and other documents are available online. Anyone can search and download these materials. Fraudsters have discovered that they are able to combine identity theft and…

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