Margaret –


My thinking is that it doesn’t matter whether they are “legit” – if they send someone here to research our records, they will be treated the same as our local attorneys and abstractors, and pay the same price.  As for them asking us to post their employment opportunity, I also ignored that as the Town Clerk’s office is not an employment agency or referral system.





Doreen Woodward

Town Clerk/Treasurer

Town of Westminster

P O Box 147   3651 US Route 5

Westminster, VT 05158

Tel: 802/722-4091   Fax: 802/722-9816

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From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Margaret Cobb
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 9:43 AM
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Subject: Re: The Warren Group


I received a letter from the Warren Group in early October stating they are a premier realestate information provider in the Northeast.  They stated the purpose of the letter is to rent, borrow or purchase a copy of images or microfiche of all the Town mortgages, mortgage assignments and mortgage discharges filed between January 1, 2005 to current date.  At the bottom of the letter they said they are under contractual obligations to gather this data and if I don't partner with them to provide this information they will use their own resources to collect it.


Since then I have received an e-mail that they have asked me to post concerning hiring a temporary public record data collector.


Has anyone heard of this organization and or received the same letter?  Are they a legitimate company?  How have you responded to their request?


Thank you,

Margaret Cobb

Peru Town Clerk

On Thu, 8 Nov 2012 08:03:17 -0500, Tammy Legacy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


The man I spoke to said they are not copying the records (don't want to pay the price).  They are hiring people to come in and write the data down.  They are also trying to get us to help them hire people (not my job).


Roxbury Town clerk


From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gene Craft, Town Clerk/Treasurer
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 8:54 PM
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Subject: The Warren Group


Is it just me or are others also more than a little uncomfortable about what The Warren Group is proposing to do – mainly copying years of our land records to turn it into real estate data so they can they can then sell it over and over again for a hefty profit on their website?


Gene Craft

Town Clerk/Treasurer

Town of Vershire

(802) 685-2227