BrokerageIndustry News

Real estate agents battle spammers, identity thieves

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

(Part 1 of a three-part series. See Parts 2 and 3.) A "satanic" force is in your midst–do you know how to protect yourself against this force that secretly monitors actions and can literally ruin your business and your finances? I recently heard someone describe their computer as a "satanic" machine that can ruin your business, give crooks access to your bank accounts, dupe you into doing stupid or embarrassing things, and make you sick because your infected computer uses your name to send out their pornographic and virus laden e-mails to your mailing list. Worse yet are virus programs that grab your e-mail address from someone else's infected computer and then use your e-mail address as an alias to broadcast more spam or more viruses. You can tell when this has occurred because you will receive "bounce-backs" from the thief using your address to hide their illegitimate actions. While there is nothing you can do about someone else's infected computer, you can keep spammers a...