Fund News and Alerts


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


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

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