Fraudsters are always looking for new ways to separate you from your money. The way they get it is often the same; they send you something that stops you in your tracks, something that gets your emotions up; something alarming, concerning, or that gets your ire up, even something that brings out our best qualities of compassion and willingness to help. They use our emotions to get past our poise and critical thinking.
Cyber Security and Wire Fraud, two terms that are becoming more familiar to people. In day to day operations, most people do not think of Cyber Security, and Cyber Crime is that thing that happens to other people.
Most people have only heard about Fraud and Data Breaches on the news. Today, more people in the Real Estate industry know someone whose computer was infected by a virus or have been involved in wire fraud (either successful or unsuccessful).
While the increased availability of online shopping is convenient, it also makes it more lucrative for scammers to trick buyers into paying for goods they won’t receive or obtain their personal information for financial gain.