FraudSleuth | A tool to help detect possible fraudulent activity
CountyFusion's FraudSleuth tool aids in the detection of possible fraudulent activity regarding documents filed in the County offices where land records are maintained. Property fraud has become an increasingly common concern in the United States. According to the FBI, it is the fastest growing white collar crime. This crime can be unthinkable and devastating for homeowners.
The Los Alamos County Clerk's Office wants to give constituents a way to prevent such acts and detect possible fraudulent activity on their property. The Los Alamos County Clerk'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 and deed fraud.
FraudSleuth | Simplified Name Search
CountyFusion's FraudSleuth is a user-friendly online tool that allows citizens to conduct simple name searches and conveniently access the index of public records that have been filed in the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office from 2001 to present.
To utilize FraudSleuth, visit our Online Records Website, and click on the FraudSleuth icon. Enter your name in the appropriate fields and click the "Search" icon found to the right of the General Criteria field. The results screen will provide an index ofdocuments recorded against your name in the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office.
If you have questions, please call our office at (505) 662-8010.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does it cost to use FraudSleuth?
There are no fees to use FraudSleuth. It is a free tool provided by the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office to help detect fraudulent activity within the land records managed and maintained by the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office.
How do I sign up?
Create a user account via our Online Records Website. Once logged in with your account, define a FraudSleuth profile under Preferences. This allows users to be notified, by email, of any documents that may have been recorded against their name. Please refer to the "Create a User Account" instructions for more details.
How will I receive alerts?
Once a FraudSleuth profile is created, alerts will be sent by email to the address associated with the user account.
How long will I receive alerts?
Alerts will be received until cancelled by the user.
Will I receive alerts for other properties I own in New Mexico?
No, alerts would only be issued for documents recorded in the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office. If other County Clerk's use this or similar products, it's possible.
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 Los Alamos County Clerk'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, and verified, please call the Los Alamos County Police Department at (505) 662-8222 for assistance.