Jan 23, 2023

Geary County Register of Deeds issues a warning about a scam

Posted Jan 23, 2023 10:21 PM

Veterans are being informed by the Geary County Register of Deeds Office about a scam originating in the Phoenix, AZ area that involves paying for copies of their discharge papers, commonly referred to as a DD214. The Register of Deeds Office said the scam is by a company called "DD214" Direct" who said that they will attempt to file the documents and charge money to do so.

Veterans can record their original DD214 for free any time at the Geary County Register of Deeds Office, 200 E. 8th Street, Room 133. They can also receive free certified copies of their recorded DD214 upon request and completion of required forms. DD214 records are not part of the Open Records Act and copied are never provided without proper identification and a screening process.

If you need original copies of your DD 214 you can go through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at www.va.gov/records/get-military-service-records/ or by contacting the NPRC-Miliary Personnel Records in St. Louis at www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records or by phone at 314-263-6443.

You may also contact the Register of Deeds Office Monday-Friday 8:30 – 4:00 or by calling 785-238-5531 with any questions.