Starting a new “teaching theme” on my website and YouTube channel. I have spent over 5 years writing educational content on this website and doing videos on YouTube. I have decided to take another approach and do more videos and blogs showing Realtors and Lenders the actual steps to many of the online marketing processes. I’m going to be doing this by recording “screen-cast” videos from my Mac computer. The first video is about linking social media accounts to YouTube and also your website. Here we go!
Recently in the last few months we have seen a ramp up of hacking attempts to steal money from homeowners trying to close on their real estate transaction. This hacker wire scam is fairly savvy and has worked on a few occasions. Most notably, last week in the Washington DC area, a family wired $1.5 Million to whom they thought was the Title Company closing their transaction. Turns out, it was hackers trying to steal their money, and they were successful. The Title Company and FBI are working together to get the people their money back. The case is ongoing.
With this serious issue happening more and more, I wanted to make our audience aware of how the hacker wire scam works, how to spot it, and how to protect yourself.