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CAUTION: IMPORTANT WIRE FRAUD ALERT FOR HOME BUYERS

Realtors®, Real Estate Brokers, Buyers and Sellers are targets for wire fraud and many have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because they simply relied on the wire instructions received via email.

A hacker will break into a licensee’s email account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions. After monitoring the account to determine the likely timing of a close, the hacker will send an email to the buyer, posing either as the escrow agent or as the licensee. The fraudulent email will contain new wiring instructions or routing information, and will request that the Buyer send funds accordingly.

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The Golden State of California is the most populous and third largest state in the United States. It is home to over 39 million residents, with the two major cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, and eight metropolitan areas, this region stretches from San Luis Obispo County to the U.S.-Mexican border, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada-Arizona border. A major hub for entertainment, big business and tourism, California features some of the most highly coveted coastal homes and dynamic properties in the world.

California is also home to Chicago Title Sacramento, one of Fidelity National Title Group’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Chicago Title Sacramento serves the residential real estate industry in California. Our offices are strategically located throughout Sacramento, and includes teams that live and work in 12 offices located in: Folsom, Citrus Heights, Concord, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Roseville, Rancho Cordova, and Sacramento. Our California-based professionals work in all facets of the real estate industry, providing best-in-class real estate services to buyers and sellers in the area, as well as the real estate professionals, lenders, builders and attorneys that work alongside them.

Discover what’s new and interesting in our backyard in the latest real estate news, provided courtesy of the Newsdesk.


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