UPSTATE, S.C. (WSPA) – A new phone scam targeting the real estate industry has made its way to the Upstate.

Professionals in different aspects of the home buying process including real estate attorneys and loan officers told 7 news they all become victims when this scam impacts their clients.

Scammers are making thousands of dollars by sending home buyers realistic emails pretending to be their real estate agent or even title company and asking them to wire money to an account in order to finalize their purchase of a property.

Experts said the best thing you can do is double check on all forms of communication before you press send.

“Just double check everything that you’re doing. Be diligent and make sure you’re responding to the people who you think you’re responding to and be very careful of the private information that you are putting in any kind of email or text message form,” Julie Stubblefield, director of…

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