NATIC released the following alert on January 28, 2020 advising to be aware of potential fraud and phishing schemes. Read below or download the PDF at the bottom of the post.
NATIC has been advised of a potential fraud and phishing scheme involving attempts to impersonate Patrick L. Henry (Patric or Patrick Henry) who is affiliated with Real Estate Investors Network, which is an owner of multi-family properties in California. The alleged fraud involves targeted emails with an incorrect URL that are allegedly from OS National Title Agency (OSN), and specifically Patrick L. Henry. The correct URL for OSN is osnational.com, while the falsified URL includes an additional letter “s” as follows: osnationals.com.
Should you receive a similar email originating from Patrick L. Henry, Real Estate Investor Network, or OSN, do not open the email. Instead, work with your agency’s technical support team to quarantine this email and increase the protections in place to ward off these threats.
Additionally, please notify your NATIC California underwriting counsel via email, CAunderwriting@natic.com, regarding any such potentially fraudulent activity.