News Bulletin - November 29, 2018

Phishing Scams
Office Closure: November 30 at 12 Noon

Phishing Scams
The Commission is advising licensees to be mindful when opening links as it could be a phishing email scam.

Recently, a scammer used the Email REALTOR® function on the MLS® listing to contact a licensee to request more information about a property. The scammer gained access to the licensee's email account and subsequently contacted the licensee's client directly and requested they email the deposit funds for an accepted agreement of purchase and sale. The consumer thought it was the licensee and forwarded the funds to the scammer, assuming it was going to the licensee's brokerage's trust account.

The Commission recommends for licensees to inform consumers that if they receive an email from their licensee requesting deposit funds, the consumer is to confirm with the licensee directly to ensure the instructions are accurate and the email is not a scam.

To report a fraud, immediately contact the RCMP.

Office Closure: November 30 at 12 Noon
The Commission's office will close at 12 noon on Friday, November 30, for a staff function. If you have an urgent matter or require assistance, please contact Brad Chisholm, Registrar, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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