Anti-Fraud Disclosure Statement

 

Electronic communications such as email, text messages and social media messaging, are neither secure nor confidential. While Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate has adopted policies and procedures to aid in avoiding fraud, even the best security protections can still be bypassed by unauthorized parties. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will never send you any electronic communication with instructions to transfer funds or to provide nonpublic personal information, such as credit card or debit numbers or bank account and/or routing numbers.

YOU SHOULD NEVER TRANSMIT NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION, SUCH AS CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD NUMBERS OR BANK ACCOUNT OR ROUTING NUMBERS, BY EMAIL OR OTHER UNSECURED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION. EMAILS ATTEMPTING TO INDUCE FRAUDULENT WIRE TRANSFERS ARE COMMON AND MAY APPEAR TO COME FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE.

If you receive any electronic communication directing you to transfer funds or provide nonpublic personal information, EVEN IF THAT ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION APPEARS TO BE FROM Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate, do not respond to it and immediately contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate. Such requests, even if they may otherwise appear to be from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate, are likely part of a scheme to defraud you by stealing funds from you or using your identity to commit a crime.

To notify Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate of suspected fraud related to your real estate transaction, email ldunn@bhhsnw.com or call 503-350-7216 for prompt local action and notification to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate.