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The settlement industry is experiencing a significant increase in cyber-attacks aimed at stealing closing funds.

Criminals have figured out that closing agents handle millions of dollars on a daily basis, so YOU have become the newest target for cyber fraud.

This is an issue that challenges the credibility and integrity of our industry, and The Fund is commited to making sure Members understand cyber fraud – because no one is immune.

Tips for Avoiding Cyber Fraud

Practice good online safety habits with these tips and advice:

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How to Report Cyber Fraud

If you feel that your business or information may be compromised through a cyber attack:

  • Inform local law enforcement or the state attorney general as appropriate
  • Report stolen finances or identities and other cyber crimes to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov. If a wire transfer was involved, also file a complaint at bec.ic3.gov.
  • Report fraud to the Federal Trade Commission at www.onguardonline.gov/file-complaint
  • Report computer or network vulnerabilities to US-CERT via the hotline: 1-888-282-0870 or www.us-cert.gov

Information Security Questions

Email questions to fraudfaq@thefund.com. If your question can help others, we'll add it to our information security FAQs page.

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