Knowing that real estate searches, transaction documentation and money changing hands continues to move more and more online, we must understand that the chances of being caught up in a cyber scam and data breaches have become even greater. Phishing, hacking, and more recently wire transfer fraud, are all ways criminals attempt to steal from others online. In an effort to help you to be more vigilant, please consider these tips.
Protecting and promoting the interests of clients in the home buying and selling transaction is what we do as REALTORS® and in today’s digital world staying alert to the increasing threat that hackers pose to you, your company and to home buyers and sellers is integral.
No one should assume that they are “too savvy” to recognize the fraud and no one should assume that they are “too small a target.” Fraud is pervasive, convincing, and constantly evolving, so do everything you can to keep your operating system and software – and yourself — up-to-date.
Until next time,
Chief Executive Officer
Century 21 Real Estate LLC