Posted on 28th September 2017 by Jordan Holmes
As part of our dedicated service to all partners and future partners of IAM Sold, we aim to keep you protected and up to date with the latest activities within the legal sector that directly affect all those within the property industry.
The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has issued a warning to all agents to act with caution as fraudulent ‘buyers’ target agents with the latest computer virus scam.
TPO has been alerted to a case by a member agent who received emails from a potential buyer in China. The individual emailed the branch several times expressing a keen interest in making a full asking price offer on a property.
The agent, suspicious of the buyer’s eagerness to act quickly without having viewed the property, asked the individual to send over all personal details including identification documents. When the email came through, the attachments were difficult to open. The agent passed the email to his IT department who confirmed that it contained a series of potentially destructive computer viruses.
TPO is unsure to what impact the viruses could have if it had not been identified, but fortunately, in this case, the scam was spotted, and no company or customer details were compromised.
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As part of our dedicated service to all partners and future partners of IAM Sold, we aim to keep you protected and up to date with the latest activities within the legal sector that directly affect all those within the property industry. The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has issued a warning to all agents to act with […]Read more
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