Scammers picked up a rental listing through the MLS, changed a small detail, and posted it at a lower price and with a different contact name on Zillow. Read more.
Fla. had a spike in fraud dollar volume in 4Q 2012, however. One quarter
earlier, the state wasn't even in the top five. In 4Q, it tied for first place.
Agents are vulnerable when showing homes, but technology can help. Phone apps
can send texts if tapped, dial 911, check GPS locations and schedule check-ins.
Thanks to off-site data and software storage, real estate agents can do
business anywhere they travel. But a lot of sensitive info now lives in far-off
servers. Read more.
Many Realtors use the popular note-taking app, and hackers secured some
sensitive info. Evernote says it's resetting all passwords "in an abundance of
caution." Read more.
This is scary: Current anti-virus programs can't detect a new type of
computer virus because it targets RAM, a different type of computer memory. Read more.
People who got scammed are being re-scammed by callers falsely claiming to
work for Fla.'s DBPR: "Give us money, and we'll get your scammed money back." Read more.