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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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Americans have racked up a trillion dollars in credit card debt. That’s actually okay
...the week ended February 24. The National Association of Realtors reports January home sales based on contract signings. Fed officials Raphael Bostic, Austan Goolsbee, Loretta Mester and John...

When will the Fed cut interest rates? Watch key inflation report this week.
...swing? And home prices have been in the doldrums because of high mortgage rates -- although borrowing costs have eased a bit lately. Could that bear fruit in the latest reading on home prices?...

Despite Deteriorating Economics, Equity Markets At All-Time Highs
...this is a positive for the Fed. Housing For a change, Existing Home Sales showed up with a “+” sign in January, rising +3.1% month/month. Still, sales for the month were lower by -1.7% from...

Why The Latest ‘Bad’ Inflation Is Our Key To Solid 8% Dividends
Click to save this article.You'll be asked to sign into your Forbes account.Got itFeb 24, 2024,10:56am EST Since last week, markets have been hamstrung by the fear that inflation is going to hang...

Everyday investors are feeling good about the market again the US presidential election draws closer, according to the Schwab survey. Home sales and prices rose in January as eager buyers returned to the market Sales of existing homes in the US...

Americans have more credit card debt than savings again in 2024. How much do they owe?
If you're struggling to pay off credit card debt, you are far from alone: One in three Americans have more credit card debt than savings both in 2023 and 2024, a Bankrate survey shows. Although...

The Fed may wait too long to cut interest rates and spark a recession, economists say
As inflation gathered force in 2021 and 2022, the Federal Reserve notoriously waited too long to raise interest rates, allowing consumer prices to continue to climb sharply, Fed officials now...

Biden's new rule on independent contractors wages war on workers, women and entrepreneurs
With its recent rule restricting the classification of independent contractors, the Biden Administration has made it clear: It wants to wage war on workers – and is willing for women to be the...