Fund News and Alerts


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


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


Email Hackers Update

Email Hackers Update

Email hackers are changing wiring instructions in order to steal the seller's proceeds.

01/05/2016

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