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, Trident Title. Trident Title provides cutting edge title insurance and settlement services throughout the state of Florida for any type of real estate transaction. Our team of experts offers an unparalleled level of knowledge and understanding of the industry. Our cutting edge technology allows us to be more consumer focused and ensures the security of non-public, private information.

We don’t just clear title and coordinate closings, supporting our clients and providing the best solutions in the most cost effective way is the foundation we build upon. As an Agency in the Florida Agency Network (FAN), we have joined forces and taken on the responsibility of providing and teaching our clients how to use the latest technology and tools to their advantage.

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