About those companies that want to ‘help’ you obtain your property deed …

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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.

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