I wanted to let everyone know that we are receiving some suspicious emails from "Jacque Adams" at First America Title. We received the following email on 07/11:
Good Morning. I have a customer who is refinancing home in your area. He and his wife will need to sign loan documents in there office on Friday (waiting for the lender to finish up some things) is that something you can handle and if so, what is the procedure and the cost? Thank you, Jacque Adams First America Title Santa Monica, CA
We replied back that Notary Cafe does not conduct signings and that our site is a listing service. We then received the following email:
*Hello, In the secure link above you will find all of the documents that the borrowers need to sign for the closing on Tuesday 07/16/19 at 05:30PM. The closing location is in the invoice document. Below you will find a list of all the documents that should be in the secured link above.. *
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The "Borrower Docs" line contained a suspicious link to an undisclosed website.
We then started receiving more copies of the first email above on 07/17. If this was a legitimate inquiry, they should have acknowledged that Notary Cafe does not perform signings instead of sending us a link to some "documents."
I just wanted to share this information with our users in case any of you are seeing the same sort of activity. As always, be cautious when clicking email links - it is easy for those with ill intent to send you to a corrupt website.
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