Have you warned your clients about common real estate scams? Wire fraud is one of the top ways criminals are targeting your transactions. Help your clients reduce their risk of being a victim by providing them with the Wire Fraud Warning (TAR 2517) form, a new form exclusively for Texas REALTORS®.
In addition to describing what wire fraud is and how to protect themselves from the scam, there is a notice explaining that your brokerage will never use email, texts, or social media messages to ask for funds or personal information. There’s also a space for signatures from the clients to acknowledge they’ve received and understand the information.
Other members-only forms with paragraphs providing information about wire fraud include:
- Residential Real Estate Listing Agreement, Exclusive Right to Sell (TAR 1101)
- Residential Real Estate Listing Agreement, Exclusive Right to Lease (TAR 1102)
- Farm and Ranch Real Estate Listing Agreement, Exclusive Right to Sell (TAR 1201)
- Residential Buyer/Tenant Representation Agreement (TAR 1501)
- General Information and Notice to Buyers and Sellers (TAR 1506)
- Residential Leasing and Property Management Agreement (TAR 2201).
These are part of the 136 forms available only to Texas REALTORS®. Find all your forms on zipForm and at texasrealestate.com/realtorforms.