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.


Can you spot a fraudulent deal?

Mar 24th, 2022 | By FCT

Fraud is on the rise in Canada, especially in Ontario, with high-profile stories of real estate fraud in the millions breaking at the end of 2021 and the start of 2022. Catching…


Q&A with Mustafa Bhutto, Business Development Manager and Certified Fraud Examiner

Mar 17th, 2022 | By FCT

Mustafa Bhutto is a Business Development Manager (BDM) at FCT. He’s also one of our Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs), working with customers to help keep ahead of the rising levels of fraud…


Video: Fighting Fraud with the Experts

Mar 10th, 2022 | By FCT

How can you tell the difference between a good deal and one too good to be true? Fraudsters’ tricks and tech are constantly changing, and they’re counting on us to stay still….


Spotting and stopping power of attorney abuse and fraud

Mar 3rd, 2022 | By FCT

When someone isn’t in a position to make decisions for themselves, who can do it for them? That’s the question a power of attorney answers. It’s a vitally important document that can…


Three types of fraud to watch out for this holiday season

Dec 2nd, 2021 | By FCT

Did you know that 43,230 Canadians fell victim to fraud this year between January and October? As we bundle up to end the year, fraudsters are just getting started—stay on the lookout…


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…