June 12

Homebuyers Scammed During Escrow Process

first_img Community News Make a comment Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Public Safety Homebuyers Scammed During Escrow Process Published on Friday, July 10, 2020 | 11:06 am Business News Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty 27 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Purchasing a home is an exciting time, but homebuyers should be on guard so their down payments and closing costs don’t end up in a criminal’s account.In the Homebuyer Scam, criminals identify potential victims by hacking into the computers of homebuyers, real estate agents and escrow companies. Their goal is to get details of a home purchase that is underway.A fake email is sent to the homebuyer by someone impersonating the real estate agent or escrow company. The email instructs the buyer to wire the down payment and closing costs to the criminal’s bank account.TIPS:• Learn about the closing process from your real estate and escrow company agents and ask for verified phone numbers and email addresses.• Personally verify bank account details for wire transfers with your trusted agents.• Be suspicious of any deviation from previously discussed closing steps, especially bank account changes.• If you are victimized, immediately request that your bank reverse the wire transfer, notify your local police agency and file a complaint with the Federal Bureau of Investigation at www.ic3.gov.For a printable version of this fraud alert, click here.Deputy District Attorney Ryan Tracy explains how the scam works in this video.Follow @LADAOffice on Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date news and use #FraudFriday.About the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s OfficeLos Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

May 31

What Happened to Wages?

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Share Save One day after announcing that unemployment claims rose for the third straight week, the Labor Department announced that job growth surged past expectations in June. The latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that non-farm payroll jobs reached 222,000 last month, well past the expected gain of 180,000.The Labor Department credited increased worker hours for the surge. The average workweek increased from 34.4 to 34.5 hours per week from may to June. Employment increased in health care (up 37,000 jobs), social assistance (up 23,000), financial activities (up 17,000), and mining (up 8,000).Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, and government, however, showed little change over the month.Curt Long, Chief Economist at the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), reminded that while the growth in jobs is great news, “wage growth has stalled, which will add to fears that low inflation may not improve any time soon.”Average hourly earnings increased four cents, just 0.2 percent, in June, to $26.25. That’s better than the 0.1 percent gain in May, though not by much. However, year-over-year, the average hourly wage was up 2.5 percent in June, or 63 cents an hour. Than compares to an uptick of 2.4 percent in May. In June, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents to $22.03.The latest numbers showed divisions among Fed officials over how great a concern sluggish wage growth actually is, Long said. “While we may see the Fed trimming its balance sheet later this year, another rate hike is looking less likely.”Also causing some consternation among economists is the unusually low unemployment picture. In May, unemployment hi a 16-year low at 4.3 percent. In June that number crept upwards to 4.4 percent. While that could signal greater confidence in the labor market, it could also be an artificial optimism in that more people are simply looking for work.The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was unchanged at 1.7 million in June. Long-term unemployed accounted for 24.3 percent of all unemployed. Over the year, the number of long-term unemployed was down by 322,000. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Employment Rate Labor Department NAFCU 2017-07-07 Scott Morgan Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe Previous: Homeowners Associations: The Robin Hood of Foreclosure Next: The TRID Picture Becomes Clearercenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Scott Morgan Tagged with: Employment Rate Labor Department NAFCU What Happened to Wages? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 7, 2017 1,223 Views Home / Daily Dose / What Happened to Wages? Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

October 20

7 deadly sins

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

October 19

Indonesian bridge community mourns death of Henky Lasut

first_imgVeteran Indonesian bridge player Henky Lasut has died at the age of 72 at Kandouw General Hospital in Manado, North Sulawesi, where he was being treated for diabetes and high blood pressure. His funeral service will be held on Sunday.“It’s a big loss not only for the Indonesian bridge community but also the world of sport given all that he contributed,” Indonesian Bridge Association spokesman Bert Polii told The Jakarta Post on Friday.Henky had been playing bridge since the age of 20 and won various titles at the local and international level. Along with Eddy Manoppo, Henky won the world championship title in Sanya, China, in 2014. In 2009, Henky was appointed to the Manado Regional Legislative Council and after completing his term, he was then involved in promoting the sport among young people.Bridge player Gungde Ariwangsa said Henky’s demise left a lot to do for those who sought to attract young people to the sport.“He was one of the eager initiators and supporters of our promotion of the sport among students and groups of young people. Many people, including senior players looked up to him,” Gungde said.Bert pointed out that aside from popularizing bridge as sport, both Henky and the association had joined forces to counter the negative association of bridge with gambling and therefore a danger to young people.These efforts had borne fruit, he said, as now students in many universities learned how to strategize through bridge.“Right now, we need to accelerate our efforts so we can find the new Henky Lasut who can speak out loud on the world stage,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

January 20

Familiar foes, same venue – STETHS, Lennon clash again

first_img FIFTH FINAL A win today for STETHS would land them in a fifth successive daCosta Cup final, but it would mean much more if they stop Lennon of all the other teams from advancing. “We have the players to do the job. We lost the knockout title to them, but we will not surrender the daCosta Cup. We gave ourselves a target, a mission, which is to defend our crown. We are just two games away from doing so,” added Wedderburn. Without top scorer Jovoney Brown (foot injury), it will be up to the likes of Glendo Gopaul, Alex Thompson, Demar James and Chris-Andrew Dixon to deliver. Meanwhile, for Lennon, it’s a simple equation. Keep James, Thompson and Dixon quiet, play hard and compact in defence, and take their chances. Last year, Lennon fell at this stage, but buoyed by their recent success, it is expected they will be up for this semi-final. “We are hoping to defeat STETHS again and take our place in the final. I believe we can do it for our school and the community,” said captain Fitzroy Cummings. Lennon’s head coach Merron Gordon is confident his team can deliver another stinging loss on STETHS, but warned his players about being complacent. “We have STETHS to deal with for a place in the final. I can tell you, we are prepared for it. Lifting the KO trophy was a great taste of victory. Now we want the big one,” Gordon reasoned. The reliable Cummings, Kwesi Watts, Tavis Grant and the brilliant goalkeeping of Tyrone Mullings make this Lennon team formidable opponents. WESTERN BUREAU: Losing the Ben Francis Knockout (KO) title stung hard, but the sting may just be what defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) needed to keep their minds firmly focused on holding on to the prized ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup. However, Lennon, still high after stopping the STETHS knockout juggernaut reaching a record seven-straight, will, no doubt, have something to say about it when the two meet in what is expected to be another tense affair in this afternoon’s 2016 daCosta Cup schoolboy football semi-final. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m. at Manchester High School. This is a competition that the STETHS players and, indeed, their coach Omar Wedderburn will admit, is the big one, and they will be ready and waiting to deny Lennon any chance of denying them a return to championship game. “All my players are up and ready. This is why we play the game of football. I made no bones about how significantly important this daCosta Cup title is to us. We are going out there to win and move into the final,” said Wedderburn in his characteristically confident tone.last_img read more