Be Aware of These Current Wire Transfer Scams
If you're buying real estate or if you just have a heart for charities, be aware of this one.
An epidemic of real estate-related phishing scams is taking place. Scammers silently take over the email address of a home buyer or their realtor or lawyer. At the moment a large sum of money needs to be wired for closing, they send a fake email with a different bank account that the scammers control.
ALWAYS call before you make a large transfer and confirm the correct bank and account information BEFORE initiating a payment.
If you have a heart for charities, see this note from the Federal Trade Commission.
Scammers are creative, cunning and cruel---and they often mix in a little truth to spice up their big lies. This scheme shows just how low they can go.
Our web site provides links to other web sites for convenience and informational purposes only. By accessing these links you will be leaving First Farmers State Bank's website and entering a website hosted by another party. Please be advised that you will no longer be subject to, or under the protection of, the privacy policies of First Farmers State Bank's website. We encourage you to read and evaluate the privacy policies on the site you are entering.