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Wire Fraud Alert

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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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Wisconsin, also known as "America's Dairyland" is located in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is the 23rd largest state by area and the 20th most populous in the U.S. It is also headquarters to one of Chicago Title's most dynamic real estate teams. Our offices are strategically located throughout this scenic state, and include teams that live and work: Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Waukesha, respectively.

Our Wisconsin-based team of professionals works 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. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Wisconsin, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

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


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