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The FCT blog aims to answer your industry questions, examine current market trends and provide key information on the value of our products and services.

The FCT blog does not represent a single author or opinion. Instead, it represents the collective voice and experience of FCT’s dedicated niche experts.

Spotlight claim: real estate fraud

Apr 4th, 2019 | FCT

Rita* purchased her dream property in 2010. Several years later, she was served with a statement of claim in relation to two mortgages that had been registered in 2015. The lender was…

Watch out for these signs of fraud when processing mortgages

Mar 28th, 2019 | FCT

Losses from fraud, especially in large transactions like purchases and refinances, can be significant. Whether you’re a lender, mortgage broker or mortgage specialist, it pays to be vigilant and investigate further when…

Tips to protect yourself from real estate fraud

Mar 21st, 2019 | FCT

We don’t often think much of giving out our basic personal information, but sometimes the simplest information can be enough for fraudsters to use. Information such as your full name, address, postal code or…

Seven signs that you may be looking at a phishing email

Oct 25th, 2018 | FCT

We all get tons of emails every day. It starts out with visiting a new website—you subscribe to their email list to receive the latest content or discounts, and the cycle repeats…

How to protect your small business from cybercrime

Oct 18th, 2018 | FCT

As a small business, keeping your customers’ data secure has never been more important, especially in this day and age when cyber security threats are more sophisticated than ever. When customers choose…

How to make sure your information is safe when you shop online

Oct 11th, 2018 | FCT

Last week, we talked about common cyber threats. By simply being online, you’re exposed to these threats; imagine the risks when you shop online with your credit card too! Here are some…

The most common cyber threats you should watch out for

Oct 4th, 2018 | FCT

The internet plays a big role in our everyday lives. We’re able to get our daily news online, do our banking, and communicate with each other, all with a click of a…

Legal professionals—how fraud savvy are you?

Sep 15th, 2018 | FCT

Since it’s back to school time, we decided to do a pop quiz to find out how comfortable you are spotting and protecting yourself and your clients from fraud. Good luck! 1….

Protect yourself from foreclosure fraud

Mar 22nd, 2018 | FCT

Maybe you or your spouse lost a job recently or you had a large unexpected expense. The unpaid bills are piling up and you’ve defaulted on your mortgage payments. Now you’re in…

Straw buyer fraud: it’s too good to be true!

Mar 15th, 2018 | FCT

Have you ever had a client come into your office to retain your services–someone you’ve never worked with before; you’re not sure how they were referred; and the talking and negotiating is…