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NAR Safety Program
The goal of the NAR REALTOR® Safety Program is to reduce the number of safety incidents that occur in the industry, so every REALTOR® comes home safely to his or her family every night. Safety (nar.realtor)
Wire Fraud Safety
Local FBI Office – Los Angeles
The Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3, is a multi-agency task force made up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).
The following is an example of a notice you might consider adding to your email signature line. This notice should not serve as a substitute for educating your clients and other participants in your real estate transactions about email wire fraud.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Never trust wiring instructions sent via email. Cyber criminals are hacking email accounts and sending emails with fake wiring instructions. These emails are convincing and sophisticated. Always independently confirm wiring instructions in person or via a telephone call to a trusted and verified phone number. Never wire money without double-checking that the wiring instructions are correct.
Beware of Email Scam
A scam asking for donations to a GoFundMe campaign on behalf of C.A.R. using C.A.R.'s logo, is being circulated among members via email. Please be aware this is a scam. The email subject line says, "Martin Recovery Journey" and reads in part as below. Do not click on the donation button. Please share this warning with your colleagues.
One of our members is in dire need of the entire California Association of Realtors help to save her son who is critically ill and needs to be operated urgently. It will be appreciated if we all can join hands together as one family and save her son. A fundraising campaign has been created and we are relying on the entire family support to help her raise the funds needed. Below is the fundraising campaign, thank you for your support in advance. No amount is too small and any amount donated out of the kindness of your heart will be highly appreciated.
Scam Alert: Email Phishing Attempt Reported
WARNING: If you receive an email with the Subject Line: "[PRIORITY] CHANGES TO MEMBER ROSTER," it is NOT from NAR.
If you or your members receive this fraudulent email, please alert NAR Member Support at ContactNAR@realtors.org and then delete the email.
The National Association of REALTORS® urges its members and state and local REALTOR® associations to be on high alert for email and online fraud.
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