Thumb prints required for home sellers

March 20, 2009 3:34:51 PM PDT
A thumb print will soon be required from homeowners in Cook County who are selling their houses.The new state law, passed to deter housing fraud, takes effect June 1.

Officials say scammers can forge a property owner's signature on a deed and illegally sell a house.

Sellers will also be required to provide a valid photo ID.

The thumbprints will not be public record.