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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.

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

Oct 22nd, 2020 | 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…

Recognizing fraud

Mar 12th, 2020 | FCT

Which of these do you think Canadians worry about the most: break-ins, vehicle theft, fraud scams or plane crashes?  If you guessed fraud scams, you’re right! Yet despite this fact, ninety-six percent of Canadians…

Coffee Break with Marie Taylor

Mar 5th, 2020 | FCT

Marie Taylor has been an integral part of  FCT for almost eighteen years. In fact, having Marie on the FCT team gives us the enviable edge of being the only title insurer…

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…