Hacked email becomes a real estate scam

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A North Jersey couple was planning to buy their retirement home, but instead, were scammed out of more than $91,000.   It turns out that someone had taken control of the the wife’s Yahoo account, sent emails in her name, sent other emails  impersonating her attorney’s office and deleted security warnings. Read this Bamboozled column on NJ.com to learn how to detect when your personal information is stolen and stop thieves from taking your money.