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Escrow Officer Jennifer Reinink, at Chicago Title in Las Vegas, opened an escrow for the sale of vacant land. She was in the middle of preparing a letter to send to the address where the property tax bill is sent, when her colleague from another branch interrupted. Her colleague, Chelsea Lopez, was notified by an escrow officer at a competitor that the property was being sold by an imposter.
Jennifer had just opened escrow with the imposter. Chelsea searched the Company’s production system and found an