Cyber Fraud On the Rise

In the cyber world, criminals are communicating with you posing as your customers. Worse, they are communicating with your customers posing as YOU.

DON’T BE A VICTIM! VIGILANCE AND A HEALTHY DOSE OF SKEPTICISM ARE THE BEST WEAPONS IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CYBER FRAUD.

Helpful Tips: Be Aware!

  • Wire and other disbursement instructions received by email should be confirmed by telephone at a known or independently-confirmed number, NOT the telephone number at the bottom of the email you are trying to confirm.
  • Be especially skeptical of any change in wiring instructions from us or any parties involved in the transaction. How often do people and businesses change their wire instructions? Specifically, if you receive an email or any other communication that appears to be generated from our office, containing new, revised or altered bank wire instructions, consider it suspect and call our office at a number you trust.
  • Confirm the account to which you are wiring is in the name of the party entitled to the funds; encourage buyers and sellers to do the same.
  • Be suspicious of emails from free, public email account domains that pertain to the movement of money, as these email accounts are often a source of risk.
  • Consider what email account domain you use for any financial business. As stated above, the free, public email account domains are a target for cyber-thieves and, without additional levels of security, are particularly vulnerable to attack.
  • Watch out for phishing emails with embedded links, even when they appear to come from a trusted source.

Article by: Michele Green, VP, Senior Division Underwriting Counsel, First American Title Insurance Company
AN INDEPENDENT POLICY-ISSUING AGENT OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE

Commerical Real Estate

Residential Real Estate

Corporate Formation

Registered SI Agent Trusted & Verified by Secure Insight TM

COVID-19 Update

Our physical office is open for our employees, however, we are closed to the general public.  We are conducting business in accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor’s and the Secretary of Health’s orders which include certain safeguards for our clients and our employees. Those safeguards include social distancing, regular sanitizing of high-touch areas, frequent hand-washing and a policy that anyone entering our business must wear a mask (if you need a mask, one can be provided for you).

Entry to our office is permitted by appointment only and/or scheduling of real estate closings – all above precautions apply.

The well-being and safety of our clients and our employees are our top priorities and will always be at the heart of every decision we make.

Real Estate Title Cost Calculator

Information provided with permission from First American Title Insurance Company and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Click Here

We have embraced the American Land Title Association’s Best Practices.  The Best Practices are the gold standard for professionalism in the real estate settlement practice area of the law.

Pennsylvania Title Insurance Rate Calculator

LinkedIn