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CAUTION: IMPORTANT WIRE FRAUD ALERT FOR HOME BUYERS

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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Orange County encompasses the beautiful Pacific coastline and the ultimate southern California lifestyle. Known for its pristine beaches and celebrated theme parks, Orange County is the 3rd most populous county in California and 6th most populous in the U.S. Orange County is also headquarters to Chicago Title Orange County, one of Fidelity National Financial’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Chicago Title Orange County serves the residential and commercial real estate industry. Our offices are strategically located throughout the OC, and include teams that live and work in 3 offices located in: Irvine, Laguna Beach, and Cypress respectively.

Our team of professionals works 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 realtors, lenders, builders and attorneys that work alongside them. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Orange County, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

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