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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.

FCT is proud to be a fraud prevention month partner

Mar 8th, 2016 | Michael LeBlanc

2016 marks the 12th anniversary of Fraud Prevention Month in Canada: an annual education and awareness campaign aimed at helping Canadians recognize, reject and report all forms of fraud. FCT is proud…

Lin vs. CIBC and the value of title insurance in British Columbia

Mar 4th, 2016 | John Tracy

The case of Lin vs. CIBC has been stirring up a fair bit of interest in the B.C. legal community recently, not only because of the precedent it set, but also due…

Zoomers and real estate fraud

Oct 29th, 2015 | FCT

FCT educates and helps to protect existing homeowners aged 45+ at this year’s ZoomerShow Ahhh, retirement: the so-called “golden years” when we embrace a slightly slower pace and strive to live each…

Title insurance and the case of the trick and the treat

Oct 26th, 2015 | John Tracy

How title insurance protects against the evils of fraud Fraud, in all of its forms, is a growing common problem in North America. And the real estate industry is no exception. FCT…

Property fraud: a cautionary tale, Hollywood style

Mar 24th, 2015 | John Tracy

For ages our society has loved to paint landlords as somewhat evil — individuals that use and abuse their power and position over their helpless tenants. But recall the 1990 thriller, Pacific…

Top real estate frauds of 2014 —The best of the worst

Mar 17th, 2015 | FCT

As is our custom during March — Fraud Prevention Month — we bring you the previous year’s top fraud stories. And once again there was no shortage of scams or victims to…

Title insurance — fraud protection and more

Mar 10th, 2015 | John Tracy

As a lender, when you make the decision to release funds, you need to know that your loan is well protected. Otherwise you and your organization could be at risk for losses…

How to protect against mortgage fraud

Mar 4th, 2015 | John Tracy

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and as such, our focus turns to this month-long education campaign aimed at addressing fraud within Canada. As one of the fastest growing crimes in North America,…

Hasn’t the government fixed the land title fraud problem?

Feb 26th, 2015 | John Tracy

During speaking engagements, I often raise the issue of title fraud. When I discuss the possibility that a fraudster could sell your home to an innocent third party and abscond with the…

The scary truth about title fraud

Oct 31st, 2014 | John Tracy

Forget about zombies, vampires and witches. This year there is an even more frightening disguise out there: “the fraudster.” When it comes to disguises, the fraudster is unfortunately very real. Although there…