*Wire Fraud is Real*. Before wiring any money, call the intended recipient at a number you know is valid to confirm the instructions.
· Always personally verify wire instructions.
· Use only phone numbers that have called before or can otherwise verify are legitimate.
· Be very suspicious of emails and phone calls with purportedly updated, revised or corrected wiring instructions. It is extremely rare that a lawyer or title agent will change wire instructions during the course of a transaction.