Online financial request confirmation

Online financial request confirmation

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Browsing property listings on realtor.com  or searching for a Realtor online are generally safe ways to start your buying or selling journey.However, exercise caution when any finances become involved.“Real estate cybercrime has unfortunately become more common,” said Huntingdon County Board of REALTORS president Tim Schrack.“Hackers can easily create a similar email addresses of a lender or real estate agent, so it may look like one of them is asking you to wire moneyfor your transaction, but it’s actually a scammer.”It’s important to confirm any kind of financial transaction verbally over the phone with a phone number previously associated with your agent or lender or in-person with your Realtor® orfinancial representative because once money is wired to a fraudulent account, it’s typically very difficult to recoup.Consumers should also be cautious about rental or for-sale properties where the “landlord” or “owner” is unable to let you see the property in person, but promises to leave akey and/or paperwork once a payment is received.“There have been cases of scammers using real listing photos of homes that they have no association with and receiving down payments or the first month’s rent,” he said.“Then when the victim tries to proceed with moving in, they learn they have been scammed.”If a housing situation seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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