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Woman claims she sent more than $85,000 to fake closing agent after her information was hacked

Lawsuits

By Marian Johns | Mar 26, 2020

Scam

HOUSTON — A woman is suing a mortgage lender, real estate company and others after her information was hacked and she wired more than $85,000 to someone posing as her closing agent. 

Michelle Andersen-Daik filed a complaint March 13 in the Harris County District Court against Frontier Title Company-WH LLC, Lendsure Mortgage Corp., Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate LLC and others alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation and negligence. 

Daik was purchasing a home in June of 2019. She alleges in her complaint that prior to her closing, she received a fraudulent email from someone posing as her closing agent and who had obtained her private financial information. Per the email instructions, Daik wired $85,558.85 into an account immediately and alleges the defendant's negligence due her information being hacked. 

Daik seeks monetary relief, interest and all other just relief. She is represented by Hieu Huynh of Huynh & Huynh PLLC in Houston and Gregory Finney and Steven Walker of the Law Offices of Manuel Solis PC in Houston. 

Harris County District Court case number 2020-17166

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