Baird & Warner Title Services

ANTI-FRAUD DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMERS

This disclosure is to alert you to a serious nationwide threat of fraud in real estate transactions.

EMAILS ATTEMPTING TO INDUCE FRAUDULENT WIRE TRANSFERS OF YOUR FUNDS ARE COMMON AND MAY APPEAR TO COME FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE. Such requests, even if they seem legitimate, may be part of a scheme to defraud you.

Electronic communications, such as email, text messages and social media messaging, are neither secure nor confidential. While Baird & Warner Title Services has adopted policies and procedures to aid in avoiding fraud, even the best security protections can still be bypassed by unauthorized parties. Therefore, by this Disclosure, Baird & Warner is providing you with information on what to do if you receive instructions to transfer funds.

NEVER TRANSFER FUNDS BASED ON EMAILED WIRE INSTRUCTIONS WITHOUT VERIFYING THE INSTRUCTIONS BY PHONE AS SPECIFIED BELOW.

If you receive any electronic communication providing wire instructions for the transfer of funds, EVEN IF THE COMMUNICATION APPEARS TO BE FROM BAIRD & WARNER TITLE SERVICES, YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT, OR YOUR REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY, do not respond unless you have verified the information as follows:

• To verify instructions related to wiring closing funds to Baird & Warner Title Services, please go to www.bwtitle.com/wire-instructions.
• To verify instructions related to wiring closing funds to any other title company, call that company using a phone number you look up yourself, not a phone number in the email.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Baird & Warner Title Services at 847.493.5111.

Baird & Warner Title Services
475 N. Martingale Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173