Wire Fraud Alert is something that we as Real Estate Agents want to be proactive about to protect out clients/consumers. Below is the information in the Purchase & Sales that both Buyer and Seller must sign. I have also attached the Keller Williams Coastal and Lakes & Mountains Escrow Wire Policy, Wire Fraud Alert. We always advise, please never wire money unless you speak directly to your agent/lender and they verify the information.
WIRE FRAUD ALERT - Sophisticated criminals are targeting the email accounts of real estate agents, title companies, settlement attorneys and others to generate fake wire transfer instructions designed to divert closing funds to the criminals. The emails are professionally created and look real. Buyer and Seller should not send personal information such as social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers except through secure email or personal delivery of the information. Buyer and Seller are advised not to wire any funds without personally speaking with the intended recipient of the wire to confirm the routing number and the account number.
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