10 Aug PSA to anyone closing on a home
Please, for the love of God be weary of wiring your down payment to the title company. I say this as a title company employee, who just today had 2 instances of wire fraud occur at our office. The first someone had hacked the email between our office and the buyer and altered our wire instructions. The second an agent forwarded our instructions to the buyer who then wired his money ($75k) to a fraudulent account.
If your title company is wants you to wire funds, only accept via fax and call and confirm with 2 people in the office that they are correct- or if possible get the instructions in person.