E-mail Scam Alert: Association Phishing Scam
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Published: January 24, 2017
It has come to the attention of the CLTA that individuals have attempted to target other state land title associations with a phishing scheme. The scams involve suspicious e-mails that appeared to originate from the Executive Director of the Florida Land Title Association asking recipients to click on, view, or sign attached documents (as seen in the example images below). In addition, the FLTA e-mail account had also been compromised, allowing the bad actors to send out false confirmations stating that the fraudulent e-mail was sent from FLTA when individuals were seeking to verify its legitimacy.
The California Land Title Association does not transmit documents for signature via e-mail. If you receive an unsolicited e-mail from CLTA staff that appears suspicious please do not click on the link and please contact CLTA staff directly, by phone if possible. To protect yourself, do not open attachments or click any links in a suspicious e-mail.
You should also not respond or even "unsubscribe" to messages that seem suspicious. We would also suggest you report any suspicious e-mails to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center.