Ever wonder how fraud happens? Here are some tips on how not to become a victim.


Scammers are stealing down payments via wire fraud and getting more clever every day. Be sure you don't fall victim to wire fraud by following these steps.


1.Make sure you pay attention to the instructions that are provided.Only accept instructions that are secure and encrypted.

2.Call the company or individual to very the instructions that are given. 

3. Instructions rarely change, if you are notified with an email that your instructions have changed- contact your company or realtor.




Courtesy of Mike Patel,   

First Team Real Estate Christie’s International 

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