Costly Deeds Offer a Dud Deal

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May 09, 2008 LITTLE ROCK Sorting through the pile of solicitations you get in the mail each day, you may come across a pitch from the National Deed Service offering to sell you a certified copy of your property's deed for $69.50. In the solicitation it emphasizes the importance of having a certified copy of your deed so that you can prove the property is legally in your possession. While one should maintain a copy of a property's deed, most consumers already have one or, alternatively, can obtain one on their own for a small fee. Accordingly, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to help Arkansans avoid overpaying for an unnecessary service. While this pitch may not be technically illegal