A simple example of how scammers are opportunistically using the increased presence of technology in real estate transactions to their gain.  Unfortunately - transactions involving property mean that large losses are involved and could financially destroy a purchaser who has been scammed. 

With online conveyancing expected to become the norm, it is important to ensure the appropriate controls and verifications are in place to protect trusting individuals who are simply looking for guidance through a daunting and unfamiliar process.  

When large sums are involved - it's well worth the extra step to verify details before the ok is given for funds to be transferred.