BUYING A HOME?  

PROTECT YOUR MONEY FROM WIRE FRAUD SCHEMES, LIBERTY TITLE AGENCY CAN SHOW YOU HOW.

Every day, hackers try to steal your money by emailing fake wire instructions. Criminals will use a similar email address and steal a logo and other info to make it look like the email came from your real estate agent or title company.  You can protect yourself and your money by following these steps:


BE VIGILANT

  • Call, don’t email:  Confirm your wiring instructions by phone using a known number before transferring funds. 
  • Don’t use phone numbers  or links from an email.

BE SUSPICIOUS

  • It’s uncommon for the title companies to change wiring instructions and payment info by email.

PROTECT YOUR MONEY

  • Confirm everything:  Ask  your bank to confirm the  name on the  account before sending a wire.  Verify immediately:  Within four  to eight hours, call  the  title  company – Liberty Title  Agency, Inc.  or real  estate agent to confirm they  received your money.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU VE BEEN TARGETED

  • Immediately call  your bank and  ask  them to issue a recall notice for your wire.
  • Report the  crime to www.IC3.gov.
  • Call  your regional FBI office and  police.

Detecting that  you  sent  money to the  wrong account within 24 hours is the  best  chance of recovering your money.

Security - Protect Your Money

For more  information about  the home  closing process, please visit:   HOME CLOSING 101