Buying and selling a home is an exciting time, but there can be pitfalls for unsuspecting consumers. Be aware that cyber criminals may be scheming to steal your personal information and your money.
When you buy a home, you'll be required to submit personal information to your lender and/or settlement or escrow agent. This information may include social security numbers, bank account numbers and credit and loan account numbers. Unfortunately, would-be fraudsters sometimes attempt to steal personal information and even money through real estate transactions.
Protect Your Personal Information
Safeguard your personal information to protect your transaction and your identity from online criminals.
Protect Your Money From Wire Fraud
This video from the American Land Title Association highlights tips to protect your money and advice for what to do if you've been targeted by a scam.