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IN Attorney General filing lawsuits against businesses sending misleading mailers

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced he's filing lawsuits against three California-based businesses, and one of those suits was filed in Vanderburgh County.

Zoeller says the businesses sent misleading mailers made to look like they came from a government office. 

He says the mailers were intended to convince homeowners they needed to buy copies of property deeds sometimes at a cost of more than $80. 

The Vanderburgh County Recorder says her office has been receiving two to three reports of the mailers a month, dating back to last fall.

"Our message today, we're not going to put up with this kind of scam coming to Indiana. We're not welcoming this kind of new business, but also that people should be leery of the proposal that tries to tell them that they need some type of government document, whether it's a deed or other types we've seen in the past," Zoeller says.

Having a copy of your property deed is not required in Indiana, but in Vanderburgh County, you can buy a copy for $1 a page at the Recorder's Office in the Civic Center.

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