Deed scam update
The SW FL deed scam which Gulf Returns reported on about a month ago continues to escalate in scope. State Senator Dave Aronberg plans to pressure state officials to do more to tackle the problem.
The crux of the matter is that the Clerk of Courts and the Secretary of State do not have investigative power or authority to verify that individuals are who they claim to be.
It appears to me that we need legislation passed to provide these agencies with more authority and resources to combat this growing problem. Ultimately, the powerful title insurance industry will force reform when title claims reach critical mass.
Tighter deed laws sought [News-Press]