(KMOV.com) - St. Charles officials are warning residents about a common scam that has hit the area.
Companies charging outrageous amounts for public records are not uncommon. It's an old ploy that's been around for several years.
The scam pops up in various parts of the country it's now showing up again in St. Charles.
While it's not illegal, city officials want residents to know they don't need to pay nearly what these companies are asking.