Outsmart Cybercrime

Posted on | May 1, 2018

Real estate transactions are becoming huge targets for cybercriminals using phishing schemes and wire fraud. A little caution when checking your emails can go a long way in protecting you and your customers.

Is the email about wiring or disbursement instructions?

Always confirm instructions with a call to your local AmeriTitle Escrow Officer. Never validate instructions or changes using the phone number or email address in the message.

Does the message contain bad grammar and/or spelling errors?

Does the email include an attachment or link?

Here are some warning signs that you shouldn’t open the attachment or click the link:

  • You didn’t expect to receive an attachment or link from the sender
  • The message claims you’ll gain something from or will avoid negative consequences if you open it
  • The overall message seems odd and the attachment/link doesn’t fit the message’s context

Did the email come from a common email domain instead of a business?

When in doubt, call! Confirm using a known phone number and not the one included in the message.

Connect with your local AmeriTitle Representative for more tips on outsmarting cyberfraud!

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