How real estate email fraud is leading to “homeless homebuyers” | Cyber Work Podcast

Business email compromise (BEC) is a type of phishing attack that led to more than $2 billion in losses in 2021. Agari’s John Wilson breaks down how fraudsters target the real-estate sector with BEC attacks — and how it’s leading to the sad situation of "homeless homebuyers."

– Start learning cybersecurity for free:
– View Cyber Work Podcast transcripts and additional episodes:

0:00 – BEC scams caused $2.4 in damage
1:15 – How real-estate BEC scams work
2:42 – Problem with preventing BEC scams
3:10 – Other examples of BEC attacks
4:05 – Free cybersecurity training resources

About Infosec
Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home. It’s our mission to equip all organizations and individuals with the know-how and confidence to outsmart cybercrime. Learn more at