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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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Michigan is the ninth most populous state in the U.S., and home to one of Chicago Title’s most dynamic residential title teams. Our offices are strategically located throughout The Great Lake State, and include teams that live and work in: Grand Rapids, Rockford, Holland, Cascade, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, New Buffalo, South Haven, Niles, Dowagiac, Paw Paw and Calhoun County, respectively.

Our Michigan-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. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Michigan, 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 FNF Newsdesk.

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