The stories regarding hacked email accounts, forged wire instructions, cyber fraud and other risks continue to be reported at an alarming rate. According to the FBI, attempts to steal your customers’ data were up 480% in 2016. These fraud schemes are becoming rampant and everyday these criminals become more and more sophisticated. By engaging in routine, seemingly harmless communication, criminals bait users into giving their personal information or clicking a link that allows hackers to steal log-in information and passwords. Typically, a method called phishing in the form of email messages, website forms or phone calls is used to fraudulently collect personal information. When this personal information is obtained, the target is set and often times is used in attempts to gain access to wiring of funds. Don’t become a victim of wire fraud! Education is key to prevention. This page’s purpose is to give you the knowledge and tools needed to recognize wire fraud attempts.
December 11 | National Association of REALTORS® More and more phishing scams are targeting real estate professionals and their clients, attempting to dupe you out of money. There are several