FraudSleuth – An online search and email notification system to help detect possible fraudulent activity on your home or property
The Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s office wants to give local residents a way to detect possible fraudulent activity associated with their home or other property. The Recording Division of the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s office has implemented FraudSleuth as part of the records search portal to protect your investment. Our goal is to prevent the loss of time, money and worries associated with correcting mortgage, deed, and lien fraud.
Protect yourself today by following these instructions and signing up for FraudSleuth today!
(Note: The website sign-up is not intuitive. Please open instructions for directions on how to create your FraudSleuth profile inside the account. Note you MUST open an account AND create a FraudSleuth profile in order to activate alerts.)
How much does it cost to use FraudSleuth?
There are no fees to use FraudSleuth. It is a free tool provided by the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office to help detect fraudulent activity within the land records managed and maintained by the Recording Division of the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
How do I sign-up for FraudSleuth?
In our search portal area, you create a new user account and follow the instructions to set up a FraudSleuth profile. Once a FraudSleuth profile is created, alerts will be sent to the email address associated with the user account.
How does the FraudSleuth search functionality work?
The database searches using the name that you provide in your FraudSleuth profile. By signing up for FraudSleuth, you will be notified by email of any documents that may have been recorded against your name.
My first name is often spelled many ways (e.g., Robert / Bob), how can I monitor the different spellings?
When you create a FraudSleuth profile, you can enter more than one spelling of your name to be monitored.
How long will I receive email alerts?
Alerts will be received until cancelled by the user.
Will I receive alerts for other properties I own in Colorado?
No, alerts will only be issued for documents recorded in the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
Is it possible I may receive an alert which does not pertain to me?
Yes, this can occur if you have a common name or another party has the same name and has recorded a document at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
What if I receive an alert for a document which should not be recorded against my name or property?
In the event that fraud is suspected, please call the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at 303-441-3600 for assistance.
How does property and mortgage fraud occur?
Unbeknownst to a home or property owner, fraudulent documents such as a deed can be filed with the Clerk’s office that makes it appear as if the actual owners sold or transferred property rights. Once recorded, the scammer can then use that paperwork to take out a mortgage or even attempt to sell your property without your knowledge. Signing up for FraudSleuth is an easy step you can take to protect your property.
Why can’t the Clerk’s office detect if a document is fraudulent?
The Clerk and Recorder’s office only records documents. If documents presented for recording meet statutory requirements, the Clerk is legally required to record the documents. The Clerk cannot verify the legality or accuracy of the documents filed in the office.
Can I search for my name/property today?
Yes. Just use the simplified FraudSleuth option from the portal page (bottom right) instead of signing up for an account.
More questions on FraudSleuth?
Please call our office at 303-413-7770.
We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.