Hacking Scams Are On The Increase

Consumer advisors across the nation are warning everyone to be in alert mode of hacking scams targeting the email accounts of estate agents and businesses in general causing rental monies and home buyer deposits to be transferred to fraudulent accounts. The emails often look legitimate (from a known company or client) and will request a change to the original bank details or be a follow up email.

It has always been our company policy that any changes to client details (bank or contact) must be in writing and then we will confirm this with a telephone call.  We also strongly recommend if you receive any email stating that bank details have been changed, immediately call to verify that the email is legitimate.

 

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