NAR sounds alarm on 4 big legal issues — but bombshell buyer-side lawsuit wasn’t one of them

The California Consumer Privacy Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, wire fraud and web accessibility were discussed at NAR’s mid-year conference.

Bank Shot now white labels its proven digital check-deposit app

The 5-year-old financial app continues its growth with a new white label version for real estate brokerages and title companies.

Competition from Zillow, AI is the biggest fear among brokers: NAR

Real estate brokerages anticipate big challenges to come from evolving technology and “nontraditional market participants,” according to a new NAR survey.

Title software startup SafeChain cracks down on wire fraud

SafeChain has announced a partnership with Accuity to integrate bank data with SafeChain’s wire prevention platform, SafeWire.

Is blockchain a game-changer or a dead end?

Blockchain. It’s become a buzzword in real estate, but will it go the way of the QR code or actually change how the industry works?

Husband-and-wife real estate duo accused of mail and wire fraud in Minnesota

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted Minneapolis-based real estate duo Jeffery and Lori Detloff for a wire and mail fraud scheme targeted at companies and financial institutions that owned or had an interest in foreclosed properties, according to a press release on Monday.

3 safeguards all real estate agents should establish for their clients

Establishing protocols and safeguards for your real estate clients throughout the buying and selling process helps relieve stress immeasurably.

Even Realtors can be victims of wire fraud — I was

Days before I sold my house in December 2017, wire fraud criminals intercepted my mortgage payoff letter and changed the account number. Instead of directing the bank to deposit $239,000 into my mortgage account, the title company provided the criminal’s account number.

Cryptocurrency, Cyber Fraud Focus of Trump Task Force

On an executive order by President Trump, four agencies established the Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud last week, charged with guiding “the investigation and prosecution of cases involving fraud on the government, the financial markets and consumers, including cyber fraud and other fraud targeting the elderly, service members and veterans, and other […]

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6 tips for keeping your clients safe from phishing scams

Your client saved up tens of thousands of dollars to buy a home. They found the right one after weeks of hunting. Their offer was accepted. They made it through the inspection process. Now, it’s finally time to close.