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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 Sunshine State of Florida is the 3rd most populous in the United States, and home to one of LandCastle Title Group’s most dynamic residential title teams, Wollinka Wikle Title Insurance Agency. Our Florida-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 Florida, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

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Access Denied: Representation
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New Jersey And New York City Real Estate Trends For Business Owners
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Current Refinance Rates, November 23, 2020 | Rates fall
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Mortgage and refinance rates for November 23, 2020 | Rates ease
Several key mortgage rates were down today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both fell. Meanwhile, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also were down....

The climate crisis is looming large on Wall Street
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Realtor group settles with DOJ in effort to make broker fees clearer to home buyers
(CNN)As part of a settlement with the Department of Justice, the National Association of Realtors has agreed to change several of its policies in order to increase competition among brokers and make...