If you’re like most people, you have heard about the importance of keeping safe online, using complex passwords, and not giving out personal information. The news is full of stories about the latest in email phishing, zero days, and ransomware attacks. However, there’s a new cybersecurity threat in town – one that is known as home title theft.
What exactly is home title theft? A nefarious plot by cyber criminals where they forge a copy of your deed, sign it in their name, and then try to pass it on as the real thing to the local property assessor. From there, they will try to take you for all you’re worth by taking out loans against your property. You might not even find out about what is happening until an official shows up at your door telling you that you are now in foreclosure.
You’ve worked too hard to save for your loved ones to give up on the dream of home ownership. Fight back from people that would seek to do you harm financially. Learn more about how to keep your home safe by utilizing services such as Home Title Lock to prevent home title theft in the visual deep dive below: