Find Out if You’re Protected: Avoid the Bugs

The words “Meltdown” and “Spectre” are in the headlines today.

Meltdown and Spectre are two hardware level bugs that allow nefarious programs to steal things like your online banking information.


Don’t panic, the situation is not as dire as some headlines imply; NNRMLS has identified an easy way to find out if you’re protected against the Meltdown bug; Continue reading

NNRMLS Enables Captcha to Prevent Bot-Generated Leads

NNRMLS has enabled a “Captcha” requirement on the “Request More Info” lead-capture form on our public-facing website This update is in response to recent fake lead submissions that appear to be bot-generated. This measure will help protect our members from receiving bogus leads on their listings displayed on NNRMLS has received multiple reports during the past week that our members were sent unusual email leads from . In the member’s course of correspondence with this bogus lead, the inquiring party responds to the member email by sending an email attachment that contains a link to download malware. Continue reading

What You Need to Know About WannaCrypt

At NNRMLS, we understand that Data Security and Service Continuity are critical to your success. As new threats develop, our efforts to safeguard our services and data continue to evolve. A consistent component of our strategy is to keep you informed about service outages and offer suggestions on how you can protect your computer. Continue reading

Alert: Mortgage Phishing Scam

scam dreamstime_s_32842317NNRMLS was recently notified by NAR that the Federal Trade Commission has issued an alert on their blog about real estate-related phishing scams. Hackers have been breaking into some consumers’ and real estate professionals’ email accounts to get information about upcoming real estate transactions. The scammer learns the closing date on a transaction and then sends an email (disguised as the agent) to the buyer, asking for a last-minute change instructing the buyer to wire closing costs to a different bank account (which belongs to the scammer). Read the full FTC post here, which has ideas to help you avoid phishing scams.

Learn more about protecting yourself from phishing and what to do if your email is hacked. If you gave your information to a scammer, visit

Urgent Alert: Email Scams Hitting Real Estate Transactions

Cyber-SecurityTypically at this time of year our Members are dealing with a higher transaction volume during year-end closings. Sophisticated e-mail scams are targeting the real estate industry and NAR Legal Affairs has developed a checklist to help real estate professionals avoid falling into any kind of fraudulent trap. Continue reading