Vacation Dream Home Phishing Nightmare (but with a Happy Ending)

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Mike Malone and his wife found the vacation condo of their dreams in Florida. They were in touch with a real estate agent who was handling the deal when suddenly their condo purchase turned into a nightmare.

The Malones received what appeared to be a legitimate email from their real estate broker requesting that they transfer nearly $500,000 to a bank account so that they could close on the purchase. And they transferred the funds.

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