When it comes to buying a Cactus Acres home for sale, it’s important to talk to your real estate agent about how to protect yourself against scams. You see, hackers are targeting real estate transactions more and more. They like to hack into agents’ emails and send messages to clients asking for money to be wired for a down payment on a Cactus Acres home for sale. The problem is the account you’re being asked to put funds into is fraudulent and is usually offshore, meaning you can’t recover your money. It could cost you your life savings. 

Hackers are attracted to this type of scam because there’s little or no recourse. A lot of money is protected by little security. 

So you might be wondering what you can do to protect yourself when buying a Cactus Acres home for sale? For one, agents should do their part to warn clients to be vigilant against suspicious messages, especially during closing. 

Realtors can also make it tougher for scammers to gain access to your email and online info by adopting a two-step authentication process. This process confirms your identity with both a password and a secondary code sent by text or a call. Also, when buying a Cactus Acres home for sale, agents should never conduct business over a public WiFi. Agents should take extra caution on what links they click on, as well. 

To better protect clients, always use secure technology for sharing and signing documents for the Cactus Acres home for sale. DocuSign and Zip Logix are a couple of programs with secure technology. Email is not a secure form.

Technology still needs to be perfected and secured. In the meantime, it’s best to stay aware and educate others against real estate scams.  This goes for both agents and home buyers.