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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


Email Hackers Update

Email Hackers Update

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

01/05/2016


Fake Check Scam Reminder

Fake Check Scam Reminder

Over the past several years, we have published several alerts and spoken at Assembly and other seminars about the Fake Check Scam. It is time to publish a reminder.

11/13/2015


Email Hacks

Email Hacks

Hackers sending emails to the closing agent directing a change to the disbursement instructions. 09/02/2015


TRID Effective Date has Moved!

TRID Effective Date has Moved!

The effective date is moved to October 3rd!

06/18/2015


Doral Bank of San Juan, Puerto Rico CLOSED

Doral Bank of San Juan, Puerto Rico CLOSED

We have been advised that on Friday, February 27, 2015, Doral Bank, San Juan, Puerto Rico, was closed by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, to acquire the banking operations, including all the deposits, of Doral Bank.

02/27/2015

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