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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 Latest Articles From the Newsdesk:

BB&T, Now Truist, CD Rates: September 2021
BB&T (Branch Banking and Trust Company), now Truist Bank, offers 16 Personal CD (certificate of deposit) terms, ranging from seven days to 60 months. The bank’s CD rates tend to be quite low,...

Mortgage interest rates as of Sept. 16, 2021: Rates tick down
Today a couple of important mortgage rates sank. If you're in the market for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected. Some important mortgage rates sank today. 15-year fixed and 30-year...

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates, September 16th, 2021: Rates down
Mortgage rates fell on all loan terms from a week ago, according to data compiled by Bankrate. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARMs and jumbo loans all declined. Rates accurate as of...

It's a tough market for buying a home. Here's how buyers are doing it.
When Paige Schulte and her family needed more space earlier this year, they decided to sell their house and buy a new one. But buying a house in Gig Harbor, Washington, didn’t prove to be so easy,...

Today’s Mortgage Rates: September 15, 2021—No Movement On Mortgage Rates
For anyone in the market to buy or refinance a home, it’s a good time to lock in a low rate. Mortgage rates remained unchanged today, keeping rates at historical lows. The average rate on a 30-year...

Fannie, Freddie cap suspension leaves questions for mortgage lenders
There remains a level of uncertainty for lenders and the secondary market following the Federal Housing Finance Agency decision to suspend the riskier loan purchase caps on government-sponsored...

SunTrust Bank, Now Truist, CD Rates: September 2021
SunTrust Bank, now Truist Bank, features four Personal Certificates of Deposit (CD), ranging from six months to 24 months, on its website. These are promotional CDs that you can open online. There...

Bidding Wars Reach Their Lowest Level This Year
Competition for homes on the market is lessening, which could provide an opening for home buyers who have been losing out amid this year’s bidding wars. In August, about 59% of offers on homes...

Equity Offers Cushion for Troubled Borrowers
About 1.62 million borrowers are still in pandemic-related forbearance programs. As these programs expire, a foreclosure crisis is unlikely because about 98% of struggling borrowers have built at...

FHFA proposes modification of capital rules for Fannie and Freddie
WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Finance Agency is proposing to revise the post-conservatorship capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that was finalized under the Trump administration in...