FTC Archive

What to Do When Wire Scammers Strike

Consumers have a lot to think about when they’re buying a home, including wiring large sums of money, and protecting themselves from fraudsters might be the last thing on their mind. The National Association of Realtors® and the Federal...

Email Scam Targeting Homebuyers Catches FTC, NAR Attention

Scammers have used email to defraud consumers for years, with increasing levels of sophistication. But a recent ‘phishing’ operation is once again putting people’s bank accounts in the cross-hairs. This time, the target is prospective homebuyers. Here’s how it...
March 22, 2016