MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new real estate email scam has cybercriminals cashing in.
They’re called business email compromise scams.READ MORE: Investigation Underway Following 'Running Gunfight' Between Two Cars And Shots Fired At Officer In North Miami Beach
The scams come in the form of emails from con artists posing as attorneys asking home buyers to wire them thousands of dollars for closing costs.READ MORE: Miami Police Captain Javier Ortiz Relieved Of Duty
Better Business Bureau investigator Steve Baker said there has been an exploding number of real estate email scams between 2015 and 2017.
“Eighty percent of businesses have gotten one of these emails in the last year,” he said.MORE NEWS: Former NHL Player Kyle Beach Says He Was Raped, Claims Joel Quenneville Did Nothing
The BBB’s advice to consumers is to call to confirm all money transactions and do not rely on email.