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Couple Loses $130K Down Payment in Wire Scam

A Kansas City, Mo., couple lost their entire $130,000 down payment on a home purchase from a money wire scam that has been increasingly targeting real estate transactions.

Ross and Melinda Fulton were purchasing a home to live closer to their daughters and new granddaughter in the Kansas City area. Ross, a retired pastor of 46 years, and Melinda found the perfect home in Independence, Mo., and were planning to pay for it with cash.

They received an email from someone they thought was their real estate agent. The message was sent from an iPhone and was signed with their agent’s name. As reported by KSHB-41 Kansas City, the email read:

Hello Ross and Melinda, In preparation for your closing on the 30th of November. The closing balance will be required to be wired 26th of November. I would like to know if you will be able to perform the wire on the 26th, so I can inform (actual title company’s name).

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Michael Mahoney
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