Avoiding Phishing Scams

Dated: 12/21/2018

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In an effort to help you keep your personal information and money safe during real estate transactions, the National Association of Realtors has published a new article this week:

https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2018/12/11/more-phishing-scams-reported-here-s-what-you-can-do?om_rid=AAVdG0&om_mid=_BcHALYB9vmhGBz&om_ntype=NARWeekly


Most scams having to do with real estate transactions come via email or phone and seek to gain either money (wire fraud) or personal data (identity theft).  I personally know a family who lost $50,000 as part of a real estate wire fraud scam during one of their real estate transactions last year. Although they were not my client, they themselves were very familiar with the real estate industry and still fell victim. If you ever receive requests for personal data or modified/new wire instructions that appear to be coming from a legitimate source (your Realtor, title company, insurance agent, law firm, etc.), give them a call directly. If you receive a phone call that doesn't seem quite right, say you'll get back to them, and then again, contact the office of the person you're working with directly.


Here's to a safe new year!


Contact Krista Dunk at Imagine Real Estate today to buy or sell in Thurston, Mason, Lewis or Pierce Counties. 360-209-7127

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