Legal professionals—how fraud savvy are you?

Sep 15th, 2018 | By 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!

 

Categories: Fraud, Legal Professionals

4 Responses to “Legal professionals—how fraud savvy are you?”

  1. Steve says:

    What would happen if spouse forged signature to refinance mortgage?

    • FCT says:

      Hi Steve, forgery on a mortgage could lead to the invalidity or unenforceability of that mortgage. We suggest that you contact your lawyer to review your legal rights, and if you have an owner’s title insurance policy, you should notify your title insurer too.

  2. Natasha MacLean says:

    As legal professionals, is there any information available that will assist in identifying fraudulent identification?

    • FCT says:

      Hi Natasha, there are plenty of websites that can assist in identifying fraudulent IDs. For example, in Ontario, The Ministry of Transportation has a validation tool to see if a driver’s licence is valid: https://www.dlc.rus.mto.gov.on.ca/dlc/OrderForm.aspx. There are also sites that can check the validity of a Social Insurance Number, although they will not say who the SIN number is attached to.

      Our underwriting team has expertise in detecting and preventing fraud, so when you’re ordering title insurance, you can always relay your concerns to them. Also, getting title insurance is a great way to protect your clients against fraudulently registered transfers, mortgages and discharges.

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