7353 McWhorter Place, Suite 201
Annandale, Virginia 22003
Phone: 703-992-7812 - Fax: 703-992-7852.
*IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A SURVEY, PLEASE CONTACT CT&E SETTLEMENTS.
*** Required ***
Deed Tenancy(please choose one):
HOME OWNER'S INSURANCE INFORMATION
*As a reminder, be sure to contact your utility companies to notify them of your move in date as the settlement date approaches.
*A Photo ID must be brougth to closing to verify the identity of who is signing the legal documents.
*Certified funds in the form of a Cashier's Check made payable to CT&E Settlements or Wire Transfer MUST be brought to closing. A title company cannot accept personal checks or credit union checks for amounts over $500.00. If you would like to send funds via wire transfer, please make sure to ask us for our wiring instructions.
*Your lender will provide the final amount needed for closing
Realtors®, Real Estate Brokers, Closing Attorneys Buyers and Sellers are targets for wire fraud and many have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because they simply relled on the wire instructions received via email, without further verification.
A fraudster will hack into a participant's email account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transaction. After monitoring the account to determine the likely timing of a closing, the fraudster will send an email to the Buyer purporting to be the escrow agent or another party to the transaction. The fraudulent email will contain new wiring instructions or routing information, and will request that the Buyer send funds to a fraudulent accoount.
Please be advised that the ATTACHED wire instructions are the only wire instructions we will send you if you receive another email or unsolicited call purpoting to after these instructions, please inmediately call us at 70-992-7812.
In addition the following non-exclusive self-protection strategies are recommended to minimize exposure to possible wire fraud
* NEVER RELY on emails purporting to change wire instructions. Parties to a transaction rarely change wire instructions in the course of transaction.
* ALWAYS VERIFY wire instructions, specifically the ABA routing number and account number, by calling the party who sent the instructions to you. DO NOT use the phone number provided in the email containing the instructions, use phone numbers you have called before or can otherwise verify. Obtain the number of your Realtor®, Real Estate Broker and your escrow officer as soon as an escrow account is opened. DO NOT send an email to verify as the email address may instructions to other parties without first verbally verifying the instructions from the sending party.
* USE COMPLEX EMAIL PASSWORDS that employ a combination of mixed case, numbers, and symbols. Make your passwords grater than eigth (8) characters. Also, change your password often and do not reuse the same password for other online accounts.
* USE MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION for email accounts. Your email provider or IT staff may have specific instructions on how to implement this feature.
for more information on wire-fraud scams or to report an incident, please refer to the following links:
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT
Your signature below acknowledgement receipt of this Wire Fraud Alert