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Wire Fraud is on the Rise

In the digital era, fraudsters have upped their game to attempt to steal, connive, and deceive. A lucrative target for criminals is now the real estate industry at large. All parties involved in a real estate transaction must take extra steps...

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Owner’s title insurance: Seller fraud and HELOCs

Part 5 of a series During our 16 years of business Federal Title has, on three separate transactions, paid out claims on owner’s title insurance policies due to a seller committing fraud by securing a home equity line of credit (HELOC) immediately...

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Understand mortgage fraud to avoid it

Mortgage fraud investigations have skyrocketed since the financial crisis began in 2008, and a recent report released by the FBI’s white collar crimes division indicates the number of investigations has steadily increased in the years...

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