Since she received one herself, Door County Register of Deeds Carey Petersilka is making sure you know about the home warranty scam hitting a mailbox near you. Residents across the state, including Door County, have reported receiving a letter from Home Warranty Direct urging you to purchase a home warranty to replace your expiring or soon-to-expire home warranty. The letter asks you to either respond by a specific date or lose your home warranty. What might confuse some people is that it says “County Deed Records” at the top of the letter, and not everybody even has a home warranty. Petersilka hopes her experience stops people from falling for the scam.
Petersilka recommends you ignore and throw away your letters from Home Warranty Direct. If you are interested in a home warranty, you need to do your research before choosing a company to work with first.