Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Protect Yourself From Cyber Fraud
Watch the video or read below to learn how to protect yourself from cyber fraud.

How Your Money Gets Stolen

  1. Hacked email – Hackers get access to the email account of someone involved in the transaction – the buyer, seller, real estate agent, mortgage lender, title agent, or other.
  2. Email from hacker – The hacker then emails that person to change the wiring or payment instructions without knowledge from the other parties.
  3. Consumer pays wrong account – If not questioned, the wrong account gets the down payment or other funds and the criminal gets away.
  4. Closing day – By the time closing day arrives and the mistake is realized, often the funds are long gone.

How to Avoid Wire Fraud

Rule 1: Always question emails that contain wiring instructions.
Hackers have learned to exploit the real estate closing process to steal millions of dollars from people buying or selling a home.

Rule 2: Always call before sending any money.
When you do receive instructions on where to send money prior to closing, always call your contact person at the title company to verify. Then call your bank to verify as well.

Rule 3: Always call after sending money.
It’s always a good idea to call right after money is sent. That way, you can verify that it was received by the correct recipient.

Rule 4: Act immediately if anything seems unusual.
Contact your bank, mortgage company, and title company immediately if anything is in question. If something is wrong, you may need to contact your local FBI office.

Our Testimonials

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Lena Smith

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:02:19+00:00

Lena Smith

"We used this Title company for a closing, they worked really hard and did a really good job getting us the closing table, they were a pleasure to work with. Thank you guys! I will be back!"
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Emily Woodard

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:05:17+00:00

Emily Woodard

"Quick, professional, helpful, and friendly. Great experience."
"JoLynn was very professional knowledgable and took the time for me to understand what I was signing. She was also a very beautiful, fun caring person. Thanks for all your help. I highly recommend Jolynn to everybody."

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St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:00:15+00:00

Judessa H

"JoLynn was very professional knowledgable and took the time for me to understand what I was signing. She was also a very beautiful, fun caring person. Thanks for all your help. I highly recommend Jolynn to everybody."
"Jolynn and her team are AMAZING! Howeth Title is by far my favorite Title Company to work with, my transactions here have been easy and effortless and I’ll be closing with them every time I can!
Staff is lovely and I truly enjoy my closings with them!"

Monica Rivera

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2024-03-07T21:53:04+00:00

Monica Rivera

"Jolynn and her team are AMAZING! Howeth Title is by far my favorite Title Company to work with, my transactions here have been easy and effortless and I’ll be closing with them every time I can! Staff is lovely and I truly enjoy my closings with them!"
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K W

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:06:33+00:00

K W

"Friendly staff and took the time to answer all questions. Located In Gainesville TX. Professional, polite, and informative. You won't be disappointed!"
"Outstanding customer service! Highly recommend them if you need this type of service!"

Rnandez

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:04:33+00:00

Rnandez

"Outstanding customer service! Highly recommend them if you need this type of service!"
"Great people, easy to work with, very professional. Would highly recommend."

Robert Litvin

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:02:42+00:00

Robert Litvin

"Great people, easy to work with, very professional. Would highly recommend."
"What an amazing experience. Kristi was so helpful and informative! We also have 3 littles and they tended to our kiddos while we did the “boring” stuff. Highly recommend"

Regan Strand

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T13:58:57+00:00

Regan Strand

"What an amazing experience. Kristi was so helpful and informative! We also have 3 littles and they tended to our kiddos while we did the “boring” stuff. Highly recommend"
"JoLynn Sutton, thank you so much for the fun closing and for taking the time to explain all the paperwork. Your knowledge and sweet personality was much appreciated. I will try to do all my future closings with you and will recommend you to everybody I know. I’ve never had such an enjoyable closing. Thanks again!"

Howell Ticker

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:01:18+00:00

Howell Ticker

"JoLynn Sutton, thank you so much for the fun closing and for taking the time to explain all the paperwork. Your knowledge and sweet personality was much appreciated. I will try to do all my future closings with you and will recommend you to everybody I know. I’ve never had such an enjoyable closing. Thanks again!"
"First time home owner with a great deal of obstacles I had to deal with. Despite all that, I was guided through them all with all questions answered and all my worries settled with or assisted with the best of their ability. They even offered assistance with any questions after I had purchased my home. They've all been wonderful."

Rogelio Monteagudo

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:01:46+00:00

Rogelio Monteagudo

"First time home owner with a great deal of obstacles I had to deal with. Despite all that, I was guided through them all with all questions answered and all my worries settled with or assisted with the best of their ability. They even offered assistance with any questions after I had purchased my home. They've all been wonderful."
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