If you’re buying a home and get an email with money-wiring instructions, STOP. Do you have contact info for your original PMI company or your new one?
Email is not a secure way to send financial information, and your real estate professional or title company should know that. Here are some ideas to help you avoid phishing scams: My concerns are regarding the potential mortgage refinance companies that will call you and offer you such a great deal? Contact your current Loan Servicing Department to get contact information for your PMI.
The bogus email says there has been a last minute change to the wiring instructions, and tells the buyer to wire closing costs to a different account. If the buyer takes the bait, their bank account could be cleared out in a matter of minutes.
Often, that’s money the buyer will never see again.
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You saved for the down payment, scheduled the move, and are dreaming of planting new roots. Hackers have been breaking into some consumers’ and real estate professionals’ email accounts to get information about upcoming real estate transactions.
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But unlike tech-savvy 20- and 30-something online daters, the plus-50s are less aware of the perils that lurk on the web. “They are not reading the red flags because they’re not using Facebook and Twitter as a digital lifestyle.
One member of that group, who asked that her identity be withheld, is a recently divorced 51-year-old mother of three who told Fox how she met a man on a popular dating website – but that in a matter of a few days, their online courtship went offline. People who are scamming really prey on people who are vulnerable, and people over 50 are more vulnerable.” The most common online dating frauds are catfishing – someone who uses social media to create false identities to deceive – and other financial scams.