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Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®

We are the Voice of Real Estate in Northeast Ohio

The Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) represents over 5,000 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. ACAR provides a variety of services to its members including continuing education, legislative advocacy, dispute resolution, enforcement of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, as well as membership in the Ohio Association of REALTORS® (OAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

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How to Avoid Real Estate Cyber Scams

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Phishing, hacking, wire fraud - these are many ways people attempt to steal from others online. As real estate searches and transactions move more and more online, the chances of being caught up in a cyber scam have become even greater.

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From OAR: Common questions about Ohio’s ‘Good Funds’ law about wire transfers

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The change to the “good funds” law was initiated by the Ohio Land Title Association and was supported by lenders and credit unions. These amendments were sought as a result of numerous instances of escrow agents receiving fraudulent money orders and cashier’s checks. According to OLTA, this legislation is designed to protect consumers from fraud, preserve the integrity of funds that are held and disbursed in a real estate transaction, and to create efficiency for service providers.

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