Raleigh’s booming housing market makes it prime target for home closing scammers
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh’s booming housing market has made it a prime target for scammers masquerading as home closing companies.
Marthie Irby found her dream home in North Carolina, but the dream turned into a nightmare because of a scammer.
“I received an email from what I thought was the attorney handling our closing with wiring instructions,” she said.
Three days after wiring $95,000, she found out the money never went to her attorney. She said when she finally talked to her closing attorney by phone, she discovered the attorney had never emailed her asking for funds.
Her situation is not unusual. Millions of dollars a month are…