CertifID wants to save you from becoming a wire fraud victim

CertifID was founded by the owners of Sun Title in Michigan after their company fell victim to wire fraud. In their effort to demonstrate how easy it is to have money sent without proper verification, or at least without people noticing irregularities, the company founders showed me confirmation that they were able to wire money to “Winnie the Pooh” without anyone blinking …

Escrow scams have grown by $950M in 2017

Although technology has made real estate transactions quicker, more seamless and increasingly transparent, it has also made buyers and sellers vulnerable to hackers and scammers looking to make a quick buck …

Ex-Realtor targeted first-time buyers in wire fraud scheme

Hazelton, Pennsylvania-based real estate agent Ignacio Beato has begun his four-year sentence for conning buyers out of more than $750,000 in a wire fraud scheme conducted from December 2013 to March 2015 in which he claimed to be a listing agent who h…

Ex-Realtor targeted first-time buyers in wire fraud scheme

Hazelton, Pennsylvania-based real estate agent Ignacio Beato has begun his four-year sentence for conning buyers out of more than $750,000 in a wire fraud scheme conducted from December 2013 to March 2015 in which he claimed to be a listing agent who h…

Folio Gmail extension for real estate adds feature to combat fraud

Folio by Amitree is now wired to search for and alert agents to emails that include financial information. …

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: When wire fraud strikes at closing

It’s extremely important for those in real estate to stay vigilant at all times, especially in this day and age where technological crimes are at their peak …

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: When wire fraud strikes at closing

It’s extremely important for those in real estate to stay vigilant at all times, especially in this day and age where technological crimes are at their peak …

5 tips for avoiding legal landmines this year

NEW YORK — Some surprises are nice. But a letter threatening legal action is about the worst kind for a real estate agent or broker …

Fannie Mae REO specialist allegedly asked for kickbacks

Prosecutors bring wire fraud charges after real estate broker sounds alarmread more