Why do fraudulent documents get recorded?

The Register of Deeds must record all documents that meet the requirements outlined in the North Carolina Statutes. The Register of Deeds has not authority to refuse to record a properly prepared document, even if it may be fraudulent.

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1. What can I do to protect myself from property fraud?
2. What is the Recording Notification Service (RNS)?
3. How does the Recording Notification Service work?
4. What documents will I be notified about through the Recording Notification Service?
5. How do I edit the names being monitored?
6. Is my Recording Notification Service registration subject to public records law?
7. Can I unsubscribe from the Recording Notification Service?
8. Why do fraudulent documents get recorded?
9. If a document is proven fraudulent, can it be removed from the Official Records?
10. What should I do if I think I may be the victim of property fraud?
11. Does the service alert me of documents being recorded in other counties?