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.


How to spot a phishing attack

Oct 21st, 2021 | By FCT

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues, Twane Boettinger, Director of Information Security and IT Risk at FCT returns to discuss phishing, the most common and dangerous type of cyber attack facing both individuals…


Your top cybersecurity questions answered

Oct 7th, 2021 | By FCT

As we mark this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Twane Boettinger, Director of Information Security and IT Risk at FCT sits down to answer your top questions around the evolving threats and risks…


How can identity theft lead to real estate fraud?

Apr 8th, 2021 | By FCT

Imagine waking up one morning to discover that someone has accessed your bank account, emails, and other highly personal information.  It’s a nightmare of a situation, one that can have devastating repercussions. …


Remote work and real estate: Detecting and preventing fraud in a digital environment

Apr 1st, 2021 | By FCT

Since the outset of the pandemic, our new digital environment has introduced many benefits to real estate professionals and homebuyers. Unfortunately, it has also created more opportunities for fraudsters. At FCT, we…


Tips to spot power of attorney fraud in a real estate transaction

Mar 25th, 2021 | By FCT

Powers of attorney are very powerful documents which can be easily downloaded from the internet and forged by individuals claiming to be registered property owners. It’s often abused by people who may…


How FCT prevented $2.6 million in fraud 

Mar 18th, 2021 | By FCT

On a day like any other, FCT received a request for title insurance for a blanket mortgage in the amount of $2.6 million, spanning five vacant properties, all with titles free and clear….


Three signs your clients are not who they say they are

Mar 11th, 2021 | By FCT

Last week, we looked at the different types of real estate fraud, including title fraud and foreclosure fraud. This week, we’re sharing signs to watch for if you think your clients may…


What real estate lawyers and notaries need to know about fraud prevention

Mar 4th, 2021 | By FCT

Despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of it, real estate in Canada is booming. According to the Financial Post, “Canadians have been taking on more and more mortgage debt despite the ongoing…


Real Estate Fraud and Security – A Q&A with Marie Taylor

Oct 22nd, 2020 | By FCT

Canadians are more concerned about fraud today than they were 5 years ago. The reason? Fraudsters are finding increasingly sophisticated methods to get around safeguards. The continual move to a more digital…

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