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.

Transacting Business in the Age of Wire Fraud

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses fraud and security strategies. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists Michael Volin, Vice President-Legal, Title Resource Group (TRG), a Realogy Company, Camden, N.J. Joan Docktor, President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox […]

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BuyerDocs wants to save your real estate clients from wire fraud

BuyerDocs is a web-based software for real estate wire fraud prevention. The software secures wire transfers for real estate using AES-backed document storage and minimal use of email …

CertifID and reQuire Real Estate Solutions partner up to protect RE closings

CertifID and reQuire Real Estate Solutions have teamed up to further digitize and protect risk-prone real estate closings. …

FBI and NAR offer 10 ways to guard against real estate cyber scams

Although technology has made real estate transactions quicker, more seamless and increasingly transparent, it has also made buyers, sellers and real estate professionals vulnerable to cybercriminals looking to cash in …