EMAIL WIRE TRANSFER SCAMS – CONVENIENCE COMES WITH RISKS

BE WARY OF WIRE TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS YOU RECEIVE VIA UNSECURED EMAIL – especially if those instructions are changing previous wire instructions including destinations, banks, amounts and/or account numbers.

Wire fraud has become one of the top email scams around the world, and we all need to do our part to ensure the safety and security of our finances.

Sadly, savvy scammers know how to duplicate or alter emails so they look like they come straight from McLin Burnsed offering convenient instructions on how to wire funds to or from your closer, trust, bank, brokerage or other financial account. 

We strongly recommend that you always call your McLin Burnsed closer to verify wire instructions unless you had received those instructions directly from one of our employees, at one of our offices, in person. The same is true of any wire transaction with any company or person. Never rely on information you get in an email – instead use the company’s or individual’s verified phone number to ensure the instructions you have are in fact legitimate.  Also, make sure you get receipts for any wire transaction you initiate.

Convenience is wonderful, but technology is too-often used for disreputable practices. If you have any questions about this or any other matter, please give us a call at 352-787-1241. We’re happy to be of service.