Wire Fraud Alert

Criminals target social media and email to steal information

 

 

DO NOT BE THE NEXT VICTIM OF WIRE FRAUD!

Common in real estate transactions because sensitive data (e.g., social security and bank account numbers, wire instructions) is often sent electronically.
 
Money wired to a fraudulent account is stolen money that usually is unrecoverable and not covered by insurance.

Verify

Before you wire funds to anyone, meet them in person or call a verified telephone number (not the telephone number in an email) to confirm, both before and after you act!

Notify

Immediately notify your banking institution, governmental officials, and Settlement/Title Company if you believe you are a victim of wire fraud.

Protect yourself from wire fraud in real estate transactions by…

Verifying Instructions

Verify emailed wire instructions by immediately calling your trusted escrow officer.

DO NOT Respond To Emails Seeking Personal/Financial Information

Verify by calling an escrow officer immediately.

Only Trust Your Known Source Of Information

Never direct, accept or allow anyone in the transaction to consent to accept or change wire transfer instructions without first making a direct personal telephone call to verify the identity of the individual providing those instructions.
It is imperative that this verification call be made only to a number which you previously obtained in person (or through other reliable means) from the individual you know and trust; NOT from a number provided in a subsequent email or wiring instructions.

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