If you’ve purchased a home recently in Albuquerque — or anyplace else for that matter — there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve received some official-looking letters encouraging you to spend as much as $83 to obtain a certified copy of your deed.
Don’t do it.
It’s not that having an official copy of your deed is a bad idea.
It’s just that you can get a copy from your local county clerk’s office for a mere fraction of that amount — and I really do mean a “mere fraction.”
Here is the link to the full Scam of the Week column, which appeared this past Sunday in the Money section of The Sunday Journal.