Bulletin: NJ000101

Date:
March 29, 2005
To:
All Issuing Offices in New Jersey
RE:
UPDATED - FBI Fraud Alert Warning - 3/7/05

Dear Associates:

In accordance with Stewart Title Guaranty Company's ("Stewart") Anti-Fraud Plan, Fraud Alert Bulletin, NJ000072 was issued on April 10, 2003 in response to an FBI Fraud Alert Warning. The FBI updated its foregoing Fraud Alert Warning on May 7, 2003 and Stewart issued Fraud Alert Bulletin NJ000074 on May 9, 2003 which replaced NJ000072. On March 7, 2005, the FBI issued an UPDATED Fraud Alert Warning, amending its list of properties the government considers "of interest" by deleting some properties listed in prior FBI Fraud Alert Warnings. Therefore, Stewart incorporates the FBI's March 7, 2005 update and amends its Fraud Alert Bulletin NJ000074 accordingly. Please review the companies, real properties and individuals listed and if you have had transactions involving any of them, call the New Jersey state office, at 973-257-5690 and call Special Agent Sean McCarthy at 973-792-3315.

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THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

The following is the text obtained from the UPDATED Fraud Alert Warning issued by the FBI on 3/7/05.

FBI UPDATED FRAUD ALERT WARNING

Date: 3/7/05 (originally issued 4/7/03, updated (5/7/03)

In conjunction with an ongoing investigation, the following list of properties have been adjudicated and are no longer of interest to the government:

REAL PROPERTY:

Alpine, NJ
2 Cassandra Drive
7 Cassandra Drive
935 Closter Dock Road
15 Schaffer Road
21 Schaffer Road

Cresskill, NJ
497 Piermont Road

Saddle River, NJ
66 Chestnut Ridge Road
133 Chestnut Ridge Road
21 Christopher Place
29 West Church Road
71 Woodcliff Lake Road

ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS MAY CONTACT FBI SPECIAL AGENT SEAN McCARTHY AT
973-792-3315.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
NJ000074 UPDATED - FBI Fraud Alert Warning - 5/7/03
 
NL000084 Stewart Title Guaranty Company Antifraud Plan
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None