Fund News and Alerts


FinCEN Alert! Fund Members Only

FinCEN Alert! Fund Members Only

There is a critical message that requires the immediate attention of all Fund Members and their employees.

05/07/2018


Alert! Unrecorded Utility Easements

Alert! Unrecorded Utility Easements

The Fund has become aware of unrecorded utility easements between 1940-1980, in favor of Sumter Electric Cooperative, INC. They were recently recorded in Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties.

04/19/2018


ALERT! Alleged Suspicious Activity

ALERT! Alleged Suspicious Activity

It has been brought to our attention that there may have been suspicious activity regarding attempted sales of real estate with the typical scenario as follows: 04/11/2018


ALERT! New FinCEN GTO Continues Reporting Requirements

ALERT! New FinCEN GTO Continues Reporting Requirements

On March 19, 2018, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a new Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) which serves to continue the existing reporting requirements through September 16, 2018.

03/29/2018


ALERT: Scam Involving Sale of Vacant Lots – It’s Back!

ALERT: Scam Involving Sale of Vacant Lots – It’s Back!

Alerts about this scam were sent to Fund Members in 2009 and 2010. We have not heard much about it since then, until now.

03/06/2018


Alert: Spoofed Email Appears to Come from ALTA CEO

Alert: Spoofed Email Appears to Come from ALTA CEO

ALTA is alerting its members to delete a phishing email that appears to come from CEO Michelle Korsmo with the subject line "Case S.I 691/2017: Your Firm's Attention is Required" asking for prompt attention.

08/09/2017


Alert! FinCEN GTO Extended through August 22, 2017!

Alert! FinCEN GTO Extended through August 22, 2017!

New GTO applicable in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties for certain residential closings occurring on or before Aug. 22, 2017.

New Geographic Targeting Order (.pdf)

02/23/2017


UPDATE - Email Hacking Scam

UPDATE - Email Hacking Scam

Additional Warning About the Ongoing Email Hacking Scam

08/04/2016


Information Concerning FinCEN GTO

Information Concerning FinCEN GTO

Geographic Targeting Order(.pdf) | Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf)

02/08/2016


FIRPTA Withholding Rate to Increase to 15%

FIRPTA Withholding Rate to Increase to 15%

Effective Feb. 16, FIRPTA general withholding rate increases from 10% to 15%.

01/06/2016

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