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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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Dallas-Fort Worth, is the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the U.S. The area commonly referred to as DFW, is historically known for its cotton and oil industries. With a strong industrial and financial center, the population of Dallas ranks ninth in the U.S. and fourth in the state of Texas.

Dallas-Fort Worth is also headquarters to Alamo Title Company, one of Fidelity National Financial’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Our DFW-based professionals work in all facets of the real estate industry, providing best-in-class real estate services to buyers and sellers in the area, as well as the real estate professionals, lenders, builders and industry partners that work alongside them. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Texas, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

Discover what’s new and interesting in our backyard in the latest real estate news, provided courtesy of the Newsdesk.



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