Property fraud is when someone illegally uses your property for financial gain.  Someone could record a document at the Register of Deeds Office making it look like they own your home or property.  Property and mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime.  You can sign up for a FREE notification service through the Winnebago County Register of Deeds Office at Fraud Alert or call the Property Fraud Alert Hotline at 1-800-728-3858.