Bulletin: SA2014023

Date:
September 11, 2014
To:
All Issuing Offices
RE:
SPECIAL ALERT - Yang Jun, et al [Revised 09-12-14]

Dear Associates:

Effective immediately, all issuing offices are instructed not to accept any orders or close any transactions involving persons or entities using the following names without the written approval of a Stewart Legal Services representative:

Yang Jun

John Owen

CI Investments, Inc.

Dennis Robert Wooster

Suspicious checks drawn on a purported account of Noranco at Bank of Montreal and on a purported account of IGM Financial Inc. at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) have been associated with the above names.

If you have any pending transactions involving persons using these names or if you recently closed any transactions involving them, please contact Stewart Legal Services.

As a reminder, before closing a transaction, all issuing offices must search the names of the parties to the transaction, including the seller, buyer/borrower, payoff lender, and new lender, using the Special Alerts database, which may be accessed at http://specialalerts.stewart.com/ or as a link from Stewart.com and/or Virtual Underwriter.

For on-line viewing of this and other bulletins, please log onto www.vuwriter.com.

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.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
SLS2010013 Check Fraud Schemes
 
SLS2011005 Disbursement Practices: Good Funds vs. Collected Funds [Revised 04-27-12]
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None