What is FraudSleuth?
FraudSleuth is an online tool powered by Kofile Technologies to help protect property owners against possible fraudulent activity. Similar to credit monitoring services, FraudSleuth can now automatically alert users when a document is recorded in their name.
The Clermont County Recorder’s Office has implemented FraudSleuth as a way to help protect property owners within Clermont County. Our goal was to provide citizens with an easy way to protect your investment, provide peace of mind and take a proactive step in fighting property fraud.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to use FraudSleuth?
FraudSleuth is a FREE tool powered by Kofile Technologies and provided by the Clermont County Recorder’s Office to help combat property fraud. There are no fees to use this service.
How will I receive alerts?
Users with an account can sign up for free alerts. Please click here to visit our search website to create a new account if you do not have one. You can also type the following into your web browser: www.recorder.clermontcountyohio.gov/search
How do I create alerts?
Once logged into your account, click the Preferences link on the Home page. Within the FraudSleuth Preferences section, click Configure FraudSleuth Profile.
When you have finished creating profiles, click Save at the top right corner to save all additions/changes.
What information will be in the email alert?
The email alert will include matched data, the document reference, document type and recording date/time of the matching document.
How long will I receive alerts for?
Alerts will be received until canceled by the user.
Will I receive alerts for all documents filed in Ohio?
No, alerts would only be issued for document recordings pertaining to the Clermont County Recorder’s Office.
Is it possible I may receive an alert which does not pertain to me?
Yes, this can occur if another party has the same name and records a document at the Clermont County Recorder’s Office.
What if I receive an alert for a document which should not be recorded against my name?
Please call the Clermont County Recorder’s Office at (513) 732-7236 to be directed to the proper agency.
Note: Please be aware that there may be other property owners in Clermont County with the same name. A notification simply alerts you whenever a document is filed containing a certain name. It does not necessarily indicate that fraud has been committed. If you have questions or suspect fraudulent activity, please call our office at 513-732-7236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help guide you to the proper agency.