Posted on 28th September 2017 by Jordan Holmes
As part of our dedicated service to all partners and future partners of IAM Sold, we aim to keep you protected and up to date with the latest activities within the legal sector that directly affect all those within the property industry.
The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has issued a warning to all agents to act with caution as fraudulent ‘buyers’ target agents with the latest computer virus scam.
TPO has been alerted to a case by a member agent who received emails from a potential buyer in China. The individual emailed the branch several times expressing a keen interest in making a full asking price offer on a property.
The agent, suspicious of the buyer’s eagerness to act quickly without having viewed the property, asked the individual to send over all personal details including identification documents. When the email came through, the attachments were difficult to open. The agent passed the email to his IT department who confirmed that it contained a series of potentially destructive computer viruses.
TPO is unsure to what impact the viruses could have if it had not been identified, but fortunately, in this case, the scam was spotted, and no company or customer details were compromised.
A recent report from the HomeOwners’ Alliance (HOA) was critical of some auction operators including us, as well as estate agents and highlighted confusion from buyers and sellers and not enough transparency from some agents. The HOA raised concern over the reservation fee paid by the successful buyer. “This must be paid upfront by the winning […]Read more
As you all know by now, we’re offering one lucky individual from our partner agents the opportunity to win three nights in New York for two people, with £1,000 spending money in our exciting new ‘Christmas Starts in August’ campaign. Last week we discussed Our Top New York City Hotspots to Visit in 2018. This […]Read more
If you haven’t heard already, we’re offering one lucky individual from our partner agents the opportunity to win three nights in New York for two people, with £1,000 spending money in our exciting new ‘Christmas Starts in August’ campaign. For more information contact your Business Development Manager. So, what better way to celebrate your chances […]Read more
Festival season is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate the summer festivities than breaking down the best cities for culture vultures and music fanatics. So, time to take in that well-needed sun, drink a warm beer from your tent and get those wellies nice and moody because this is our Top 5 Places to […]Read more
IAM Sold Ltd is rated 4.65 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 519 merchant reviews