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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 Buckeye State is the 7th most populous state in the U.S., and home to one of Chicago Title’s most dynamic residential title teams. Our offices are ideally located in Akron, Beavercreek, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Grove City, Macedonia, Maumee, Mentor, Newark, Oregon, Reynoldsburg, Sheffield Village, Strongsville, and Toledo, respectively.

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Discover what’s new and interesting in our backyard in the latest real estate news, provided courtesy of the FNF Newsdesk.

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Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Dec 8, 2021
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Today’s mortgage refinance rates tick lower : December 8, 2021
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