NAIC Involved in Phishing Scheme

September 24, 2019

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners issued an alert about a phishing scam targeting insurance producers—including licensed title insurance agents or attorneys—regarding a falsified insurance claim related to their company.

The fraudulent email displays the NAIC and Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) logo, can originate from a naic or gmail account and asks the recipient to click on a link to download the complaint notification.

Certain anti-virus products will detect this is a malicious email. If you receive a similar email and have any concerns, contact the NAIC Service Desk at 816-783-8500 or help@naic.org.

According to the NAIC, at least eight state licensing directors had provided some form of notification to producers (i.e. web site posting, email notification or both).

The NAIC said its security team continues to work with the Wisconsin Department of Insurance, as initial research indicated it may have been a targeted attack on the department. The Wisconsin regulator received an email matching the pattern of this attack in their organizational inbox on Sept. 9, The email presented itself as from the Navy Federal Credit Union instead of NAIC, thereby eliminating the thought of a focused attack on insurance producers. 


Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or communications@alta.org.

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