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. Catching and preventing it is vital when it comes to protecting yourself and your clients. But what should you watch out for? Over the years,…


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…


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 during the holidays

Dec 2nd, 2021 | By FCT

Did you know that 56,352 Canadians fell victim to fraud in 2022? As we bundle up to end the year, fraudsters are just getting started—stay on the lookout for these three scams this…


How to spot a phishing attack

Oct 21st, 2021 | By FCT

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 and organizations today. What is…


Your top cybersecurity questions answered

Oct 7th, 2021 | By FCT

How can you keep your business safe in an increasingly risky digital landscape? Twane Boettinger, Director of Information Security and IT Risk at FCT sits down to answer your top questions around…


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

Fraud, in all its forms, has significant consequences for its victims. In a real estate transaction, fraud could cost lawyers a lot of money, in addition to destroying their reputation and credibility. While we…


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

Mar 4th, 2021 | By FCT

As a real estate lawyer or notary, your clients put their trust in you every day. It’s important to be in the know about fraud so you can better protect your clients…