Why do fraudulent documents get recorded?

The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller must record all documents that meet the requirements outlined in the Florida Statues. The Clerk has no authority to refuse to record a properly prepared document, even if it may be fraudulent.

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1. What is the Recording Activity Notifications service?
2. What does this service monitor?
3. How does this alert work?
4. Can I sign up even if I don’t own property in Citrus County?
5. How can I sign up for this service?
6. Does this subscription service alert me of documents being recorded in other counties?
7. What if I have properties in other counties?
8. What will distinguish one John Doe from another?
9. How are people committing fraud in this way?
10. I received an alert. How can I view the document?
11. What should I do if I think I may be the victim of property fraud?
12. If a document is proven fraudulent, can it be removed from the Official Records?
13. Why do fraudulent documents get recorded?
14. I’m not receiving alerts, but I see documents recorded with a name I signed up for.
15. Is my Recording Notification Service registration subject to public records law?
16. What documents do I need to gather before signing up for this service?
17. What can I do to protect myself from property fraud?