Fraud Alert: Beware of Fake Invoices Posing as SentriLock
March 8, 2021
The National Association of REALTORS® is warning that cybercriminals posing as SentriLock are sending out fake invoices to REALTOR® associations and MLSs. SentriLock has alerted its customers of the attempted scam.
While the payment amount on the invoice may be correct, the invoice may contain fraudulent payment instructions, NAR warns. The email address sending these fraudulent invoices has reportedly coming from “sentril0ck.com” (with a zero instead of the “o”).
As always, be sure to verify the sender of any external email that requests payment. For existing SentriLock customers, NAR’s alert says you should contact your account representative, using the contact information you already have and not received from an email. Verify the ACH instructions prior to sending any payments.
If you believe you are a victim to this or any other payment scam, contact your bank immediately to request a recall or reversal of funds. Also, file a complaint with the FBI at ic3.gov as soon as possible.
NAR is committed to ongoing cyber awareness and education; view cybersecurity resources here.
“Warning: Fake Invoice Alert,” Technology and Safety Alerts/National Association of REALTORS® (March 5, 2021)
Updated: May 13, 2022