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Wire Fraud Alert

Wire Fraud Alert

Caution: Important Wire Fraud Alert for Home Buyers

Realtors®, Real Estate Brokers, Buyers and Sellers are targets for wire fraud and many have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because they simply relied on the wire instructions received via email.

A hacker will break into a licensee’s email account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions. After monitoring the account to determine the likely timing of a close, the hacker will send an email to the buyer, posing either as the escrow agent or as the licensee. The fraudulent email will contain new wiring instructions or routing information, and will request that the Buyer send funds accordingly.

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The Latest Articles From the Newsdesk:

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 4.50 Percent Apr 19, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 16 basis...

How to shop for and compare mortgage offers
Before you choose a mortgage offer, it’s important to shop around and compare multiple offers to get the best deal. According to a 2018 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau study , the average...

‘Feverish pitch’ of home sales further cripples housing supply
Homebuyer competition reached new extremes in March, as sales shot up and an already historically low supply of inventory was further reduced. Closed sales spiked 34.3% from February and 15% from...

Housing Starts Surge, But Is It Enough to Meet Demand?
Builders ramped up construction of new homes last month, starting 1.74 million units in March—the highest rate in 14 years and a welcome sign that efforts are underway to meet strong buyer demand,...

Despite Moratorium, Foreclosure Activity on Steep Incline
Some housing analysts have grown concerned about what will happen to the real estate market when temporary foreclosure moratoriums are lifted. Will it spark a wave of new foreclosures and lead to a...

Study: 11M Borrowers Could Benefit From Refinancing
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . April 19,...

Most Common Obstacles to Closing on Time
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . April 19,...

Q & A Corner: A Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America
In February, NAR released the 2021 report, A Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America . This report examines the homeownership trends among each racial group over the last 10 years. Since all real...

SCV Announces 2021 REACH Commercial Cohort
CHICAGO (April 19, 2021) – Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced today the selection of nine technology companies for the 2021...

Biden's first-time buyer plan shouldn't impact mortgage insurers: KBW
If the Biden Administration's latest first-time home buyer proposal were to come to fruition, major restrictions regarding eligibility for participation would limit its impact on private mortgage...