According to the FBI, Real Estate Fraud is one of the fastest growing white collar crimes today.

For most people, the process of buying or selling a home involves the largest transfer of money they will make in their lifetimes. Real Estate fraud is when someone falsely or illegally tries to use someone else’s property for financial gain. It is one of the fastest growing white collar crimes today, according to the FBI.

The Trumbull County Recorders Office is proud to provide residents of Trumbull County a tool to help combat possible real estate fraud.

“AlertMe” is a software tool you can use to notify you when a document containing your referenced name has been recorded in our office, via email. Powered and run by our software vendor, Document Technology Systems (DTS), you can sign up for this service free of charge by agreeing to the disclaimer terms below and clicking Continue.


Below is a list of resources you can contact if you believe you may be a victim of real estate property fraud.

FBI Field Offices, Mortgage Fraud
White Collar Crime Supervisor
1501 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 522-1400

Better Business Bureau of Mahoning Valley
Phone: (330) 744-3111
Fax: (330) 744-7336
PO Box 1495
Youngstown, OH 44501-1495

Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Section
Consumer Complaint Form
State Office Tower
30 E. Broad Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3428
Phone: (614) 466-4320

HUD Field Offices
Cleveland Field Office
1350 Euclid Avenue
Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44115-1815
Phone: (216) 522-4058
Fax: (216) 522-4067



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Persons who use information contained in this database to commit a criminal act are subject to criminal prosecution.

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