Ellis County property owners now have access to a FREE online subscription service – Property Fraud Alert - launched by the Ellis County Clerk’s Office.

Property owners can register with their name or the name of their business, which will be monitored by the Clerk’s Office to track possible fraudulent activity. Subscribers can choose to be notified by email or phone when future documents are recorded in the Clerk’s Office.

“The threat of mortgage fraud and identity theft crimes continue to rise, and all too often victims of these types of fraudulent activities are unaware their homes, business or identity have been stolen,” according to the FBI.

While Property Fraud Alert does not prevent fraud, it provides an early warning system if a threat is suspected, allowing property owners to take appropriate actions.

The monitoring system is now available at https://pfa.fidlar.com/TXEllis or by calling 1-844-746-9164.