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Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing E-Mail Phishing Notice

  • 1.  Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing E-Mail Phishing Notice

    Posted 12-14-2020 16:59
    On December 14, the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing, with whom landmen working in Ohio are registered, published the following notice. If you are not registered as a landman in Ohio you can ignore their message below.


    Phishing Email Alert

     

    The Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing has been made aware of a recent email distributed to stakeholders from what appears to be the Ohio Secretary of State. The subject line reads "State of Ohio Board of business/professional licensing Important Notice."

     

    The message instructs recipients to verify their profiles before renewing their licenses. This email was not from the Secretary of State and appears to be a phishing attempt. If you receive the email, do not click any links and report it to your IT department, click the Phish Alert button in the top right corner of your email (if you have one) or simply, delete it.

     

    The Secretary of State is NOT requiring businesses to validate their profiles. Below is a screenshot of the email. 


    For further information, contact the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing: https://www.com.ohio.gov/real/

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    Russell Cohen
    AAPL Governmental Affairs
    rcohen@landman.org
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  • 2.  RE: Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing E-Mail Phishing Notice

    Posted 12-15-2020 11:03
    Thank you for sharing.

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    Robert Greiner RPL
    RKG Consulting Services
    Steubenville OH
    (412) 430-2915
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