Email Scams targeting wire transfers in Real Estate Transactions!

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Beware of Email Scams targeting wire transfers in Real Estate Transactions Recent reports show that there is an uptick of email scams targeting wire transfers of real estate buyers. Sophisticated criminals are trying to steal money from unsuspecting buyers. Here is how it works: Criminals hack into email accounts of someone involved in your real estate transaction. The criminal then steals information relating to the transaction. The criminals then email unsuspecting buyers from an email that appears to be from an individual legitimately involved in the transaction. These emails inform the buyer there has been a last minute change in […]

California Officials Take Down National Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Ring via DSNews.com

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BY: CARRIE BAY 08/19/2011 via www.DSNews.com California’s attorney general and the state’s Department of Justice have taken down a fraud ring of legal firms and attorneys that officials say swindled thousands of homeowners out of millions of dollars by convincing them to take part in mass lawsuits against their lenders. Attorney General Kamala Harris has sued Philip Kramer, the Law Offices of Kramer & Kaslow, two other law firms, three other lawyers, and 14 other defendants who are accused of working together to defraud homeowners across the country through the deceptive marketing of “mass joinder” lawsuits. Mass joinder lawsuits involve hundreds, […]