Security Archive

3 Actions to Take After You Receive a Bogus Email

You may recall a previous post about Sue Dietz, an Iowa real estate agent whose identity was being used by scammers to send fraudulent emails to other real estate professionals all over the country. The emails, which were sent...
March 16, 2017

Local REALTOR® Leader Has Been Dealing With a Nightmare Email Scam for a Year

  Wire fraud schemes have been a hot topic in the real estate industry lately. But one real estate pro says she’s been caught up in a different kind of nightmarish scam — one that victims can do virtually...
February 16, 2017

Cyber Crime: Why You’re an Easy Target

With recent headlines focusing on data breaches at big-box retailers such as Home Depot and Target, you may think hackers are only after large-scale businesses. But that’s what scammers want you to think — because then you won’t see...
November 14, 2015

ALERT: Wire Fraudsters Targeting Real Estate Transactions

By Jessica Edgerton, NAR associate counsel In recent months, real estate professionals have reported an upswing in a particularly insidious wire scam. A hacker will break into a licensee’s e-mail account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions....