Friday, March 20, 2009

Thumbprint To Be Required To Sell Your Home

Today's Sun-Times reports that Cook County homeowners will have to submit their right thumbprint to a notary public to sell their house under a state law that starts June 1.

The law is intended to deter housing fraud, which often involves forging a property owner's signature on a deed and selling the property illegally. Sellers also must provide valid photo identification. The thumbprints will not be public records.

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