Protect Yourself and your Money
PLEASE READ if any questions, DO NOT WIRE FUNDS.
1. Your Charlottesville Solutions Agent does not collect any money, for any reason, from clients.
2. Any funds, including deposits, should be sent directly to your closing company/attorney.
3. Clients should phone their closing company/attorney directly to verify all wiring instructions.
THE SCAM: There are wire transfer scam artists who attempt to divert money from title companies, attorneys, banks, and Realtors by diverting the money wire transfers during the real estate closing proceedings with email wire instruction changes.
They attempt to hack into email accounts and send fake wiring instructions to scam the public out of huge amounts of money.
The real estate industry has been painfully aware of this scam and actively taking measure to stop thieves in their tracks. There is now a new “twist” on this scam. Hackers are calling before sending the email with the new wire transfer instructions.
Protect yourself and call your closing attorney to verify all wiring instructions.