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The one simple thing you can do to avoid being scammed thousands of dollars

first_imgMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoIt’s easy to avoid being scammed according to GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney.But he said there was one very simple thing buyers could do to avoid being caught – make a phone call.Any email asking for funds to be transferred should be verified with a phone call before any money was released.“Pick up the phone and ask them,’’ he said.“It really is that simple’’. WHICH CAPITAL CITY IS BEST FOR UNITS Australian Institute of Conveyancers President Shane Jacob echoed the call for all involved in the property purchase process to be diligent.“It is vital that buyers and conveyancers become more informed. If you receive an email that you think is suspicious, buyers should be calling their conveyancer to confirm it is legitimate,” Mr Jacob said.“Scammers are getting smarter, so property buyers and their legal representation need to be aware in order to protect themselves.” Do one simple thing to avoid losing thousands when you buy property.MILLIONS of dollars have been lost to scammers intercepting property transactions already this year, but there is something you can do to protect yourself.Conveyancing technology experts GlobalX has revealed that many who operate within the industry are unaware that scammers are successfully ripping off buyers already in Australia.CEO Peter Maloney said millions had been lost in transactions.The common rort involves scammers hacking conveyancers’ client lists, impersonating them and emailing their clients to advise them the property trust account details had changed so clients would transfer property purchase funds into a fraudulent account.Mr Maloney said he was aware of instances of money being stolen this way in both South Australia and Western Australia where eight buyers were targeted and lost millions.Mr Maloney said if you were paying a $200,000 deposit to buy and house and put it into a scammers account unknowingly it could be almost impossible to trace and retrieve it.He said the buyer was not the only one affected as transactions could then fall through and the seller would have to market their home again.last_img read more

Serena battles through tension-filled US Open fourth round

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Thiem claims his first Grand Slam title after thrilling fightback in US Open Serena pulls out of Italian Open Serena Williams advanced to the US Open quarter-finals after a gritty, tension-soaked 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3 win over Greece’s Maria Sakkari on Monday.The 23-times Grand Slam winner came up short in the second set tie-break, with her power serve abandoning her when she needed it most. Sakkari carried the momentum into the third set as she started the decider with a break.But the 38-year-old American once again showed the battling instincts that has made her one of the all-time greats.She broke back to level for 2-2 as Sakkari’s forehand started to misfire.The six-times Flushing Meadows champion marked her 100th win on Arthur Ashe Stadium with a roar that could be heard all around the grounds.“I just kept fighting,” said Williams, who lost to Sakkari two weeks ago in the Western & Southern Open. “She was doing so well she was being so aggressive.“I knew I needed to do the same thing.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Maria SakkariSerena WilliamsUS Openlast_img read more

FL deputy shot multiple times responding to dispute over cats

first_imgA Florida sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times when responding to a confrontation between neighbors over the feeding of feral cats, Tuesday evening.Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey told a news conference early Wednesday that the deputy was being prepared for surgery but was alert. He says the deputy told him, “I won.”Ivey says the deputy went to the neighborhood in response to an argument over cats.He asked one of the neighbors to return to his house while he talked to the other man, who appeared to be extremely agitated.The man reportedly went behind a vehicle, and the deputy heard the sound of a rifle being charged.The man stepped around the vehicle, and the two exchanged gunfire.The suspect was killed in the exchange, and the officer is reportedly in critical condition.No persons involved in the incident have been identified at this time.last_img read more