LRES Wants Your Digital Signature
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Do NOT send your digital signature!
I just received the following message from LRES (AMC) requesting I send my digital signature to them. I think this message should get out to all appraisers immediately.
I don’t know if any other appraisers received this message however I would strongly suggest that you do NOT send your digital signature to this AMC or anyone else. I hope you all understand the possible problems this could open you up to, including forgery, fraud and many other illegal activities. If you have any doubts just call your E&O insurance and ask them what they think.
This is a copy of the contents of their email to me:
Dear Valued Vendor,
Thank you for being an active part of our Real Estate Agent panel. As you know when you complete BPOs it is required to have a digital signature uploaded to the report upon delivery to the client. We do have an automated way of attaching it to each report on your behalf, however, an account review revealed that we do not have one on file for you.
Please take a moment to upload a scanned image of your signature to your account at https://vendor.lres.com, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your signature. A member of Vendor Management will be happy to upload it for you. Please make sure that when uploading or emailing your signature that it meets the following requirements: Cannot exceed 4 MB and must be a picture file of type .png, .jpg, or .bmp.
Having your signature uploaded to the system will ensure faster delivery to our client, less manual work for you, and ensures on-time payment for the work completed. Please call Vendor Management at 714.520.5737 ext 185 with any questions you may have and as always, we are happy to help.
The LRES Team