Be aware that cybercrime and theft is very real in the world of real estate. It is happening in Helena, as recent as June 2018.
An example of an incident that occurred in Helena, a buyer received a last minute email with a change of closing instructions to wire money to a different account. It turned out that this was a fraudulent offshore account. The closing was to occur the next day. Authorities have been engaged and hopefully the fraudulent transaction will be stopped and the money recovered.
Please review the article below and be vigilant in protecting your clients and yourselves by observing the 7 recommendations. I have also attached the FBI’s Financial Fraud Kill Chain should you ever need the information.
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