Fraud Alert, Happy 4th of July & Thank You!

Written by Joel Gerber. Posted in Closing Tips, Real Estate

I recently learned of a new scam going on and wanted to pass this on. Several clients in other parts of Georgia have fallen victim to this. First, the buyer receives an email from his/her agent or the closing attorney with the law firm’s wiring instructions. Next, someone hacks into the law firm’s or agent’s email account and sends the buyer “updated” or “corrected” wiring instructions. I’m sure you see where this is going. Please make sure that you mention to your clients that if he/she receives an email with “updated” or “corrected” wiring instructions to contact the closing attorney by phone to verify the accuracy of the wiring instructions.

On a happier note, I want to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday weekend. Also, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has allowed me and my team to be a part of your closings this year. Wishing you a busy and prosperous 2nd half of the year!

If you have any questions regarding this post or have any other questions regarding real estate closings, trusts and estates, probate and LLC formations please call me on my cell anytime at (912) 484-1996 or email me at (even nights and weekends).

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