Closing Costs Phishing Scams
Unfortunately, phishing scams have become common place. Most email users are rightfully leery of an email pertaining to wiring information. However, in the rush of a closing, it is possible to fall prey to one recent scam.
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Realtors have both issued warnings regarding the recent email and wire transfer scam concerning closing costs. In the course of a normal transaction, a buyer will often wire his or her funds to us prior to closing and we will disburse the funds according to the needs of the transaction.
In this particular scam, hackers pose as real estate agents, title company representatives, or another professional and send an email to the buyer stating that there has been a "last minute change" to the wiring information and the funds are to be sent to a different account. Because "last minute changes" can be common place in a closing, some buyers will not question this change and send the funds (sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars) straight into the account of the hacker.
Anytime you receiving wiring instructions from us or any other company, please feel free to call and confirm those instructions. You can also call to confirm that we have received the wire after it has been sent. We want to be sure that your closing runs smoothly and the funds are transferred to the appropriate parties and out of the hands of scammers.
If have a question or concern please contact us about any communication you have received asking for payment. Or any other legal matter feel free to email us or call.
CONTACT AN ATTORNEY or CALL US: 615.444.2345
Posted on 04/28/2016 8:43 AM by Erika Piland
Announcing our 2016 Crawfish Boil !
On Saturday, May 7th we will be throwing our 4th Annual Crawfish Boil and we would love to have you join us! Our yearly cajun affair is an event that allows us to say THANK YOU to our clients, partners and friends! We'd like to show our appreciation for all of your business and support over that past 6+ years that has contributed to our success!
When: Saturday May 7th - Rain or Shine! (We have tents.)
What Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Our Lebanon Office - Click Here for Directions
Food: Crawfish, Cajun Food and BBQ
Beverages: We will have Sweet Tea & Beer
We have live music from The Roadhouse Roosters for your enjoyment, activities for the kiddos and a hefty helping of merriment!
As they say down in Cajun Land - "laissez les bons temps rouler!" - LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL! We can't wait to see you!
Shuttle service will be available from the Music City Center, Downtown Nashville. RSVP to email@example.com
to reserve your seats. Seats are limited, so reserve early.
1st shuttle departing Nashville at 2 p.m.
2nd shuttle departing Nashville at 3:30 p.m.
1st return shuttle departing Lebanon at 4:15 p.m.
2nd return shuttle departing Lebanon at 5:45 p.m.
Mention the Tressler Crawfish Boil to receive the discounted rate of $55/night.
La Quinta Inn
140 Dixie Avenue
Lebanon, TN 37090
If you have any questions at all please let us know. Call 615-444-2345 or Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 04/19/2016 9:03 AM by Todd Tressler
Landlord Tenant Law is an area of law where so many non-lawyers decide to represent themselves. It seems like a good idea to the non-lawyer because they will save on lawyer fees, however, most of the time it ends up costing them much more in the long run. Landlord Tenant law is a minefield of potential mistakes. Just figuring out which set of laws applies to the county in which you live in Tennessee can be challenging.
One area where we constantly see deficiencies in a Landlord representing them self is by the Landlord either not using an eviction notice or using them incorrectly. If an eviction notice is not used or used incorrectly it can cause the Landlord's case to be dismissed from court and can cost the Landlord significant amounts of money. It can also possibly open the Landlord up to be sued for Wrongful Eviction.
In Tennessee a Landlord is required to give a non-paying tenant an eviction notice. In most cases the Landlord must give the Tenant an opportunity to cure their non-payment and this must be clearly set out in the notice. The law sets out very specific days and other matters which must be stated in an eviction letter. We do not recommend that you try to traverse this area of the law alone. If you see a potential legal matter concerning your rental properties please call our office immediately.
If have a rental property and need help with an eviction or have any other legal situation, contact us and we would be glad to find the best option for your situation.
To learn more about how we can assist you with your Real Estate Law Services your can:
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Posted on 04/07/2016 10:09 AM by Jonathan Tinsley