Fund News and Alerts


 Alert: Underwriting guidelines for RON

Alert: Underwriting guidelines for RON

The new Florida law authorizing remote online notarization (RON) is now in effect but it will take some time before there are Florida RONs registered and taking acknowledgements and oaths under the new law.  As such, title insurance agents are going to be presented with marketing, legal and underwriting issues related to the use of RON notaries from other states.

01/07/2020


ALERT! FinCEN GTO Extended

ALERT! FinCEN GTO Extended

A new Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) has been issued effective November 12, 2019 and ending on May 9, 2020.

View the New Geographic Targeting Order (GTO)

11/08/2019


FinCEN ALERT! New GTO – Good News/Bad News

FinCEN ALERT! New GTO – Good News/Bad News

A new Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) has been issued effective November 17, 2018 and ending on May 15, 2019.

11/16/2018


ALERT! FinCEN Reporting Update

ALERT! FinCEN Reporting Update

The current Geographic Targeting Order(GTO) expires on November 16th. The Fund expects that the Department of Treasury will issue another GTO just prior to or shortly after the expiration of the current GTO.

11/12/2018


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: 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


UPDATE - Email Hacking Scam

UPDATE - Email Hacking Scam

Additional Warning About the Ongoing Email Hacking Scam

08/04/2016

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