Urgent Bulletin: Wire Fraud Warning
Wire fraud continues to be a serious and prevalent issue in real estate transactions. Please watch this short and informative video from the American Land Title Association (ALTA). Before wiring any money, call your paralegal or lawyer, using contact information found from an independent source, such as the sales contract, your contacts, or internet, to verify any funding instructions received. Hacked email can contain misleading phone numbers. Never rely on email for contact information and pay close attention to the email properties (such as variations of domain names, different “reply to” email addresses, etc.) Be vigilant and stay paranoid. Contact us with any questions before sending any funds.