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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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The ‘Land of Lincoln’ is the 5th most populous state in the U.S. with the largest population center around the Chicago area. Illinois is also home to one of Fidelity National Title Group’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams, Chicago Title Illinois. Chicago Title Illinois serves the residential and commercial real estate industry. Our offices include teams that live and work in 10 offices located in:Champaign, Decatur, Sycamore, Morris, Ottawa, Bloomington, Pekin, Peoria, and Springfield respectively.

Our Illinois-based professionals work in all facets of the real estate industry, providing best-in-class real estate services to buyers and sellers in the area, as well as the real estate professionals, lenders, builders and attorneys that work alongside them.In addition to our commitment to the residents of Illinois, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

Discover what’s new and interesting in our backyard in the latest real estate news provided courtesy of the news desk.

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