Instead of encrypted email, BuyerDocs uses highly secure, AES-backed document storage to store and send wiring instructions
by Craig C. Rowe | Mar 1
Cooperative is aimed at streamlining closings while maintaining security for agents, buyers and lenders
by Craig C. Rowe | Feb 6
Can we trust in facial recognition to end wire fraud? The new Trusted Mail plugin for Gmail and Outlook seeks to do just that...
by Craig C. Rowe | Jan 23
Michigan-based titled company is cracking down on real estate fraud with identity confirmation, device authentication and two-factor verification
by Craig C. Rowe | Dec 7
Opinion

There are lies and there are damn lies. Lies like the little white ones borrowers sometimes utter to improve their incomes just enough to qualify, or perhaps qualify for a better rate. And there are the whoppers some agents tell to, well, fleece unsuspecting clients.

by Lew Sichelman | Oct 19

Property analytics provider CoreLogic released its annual mortgage fraud trend report this month, showing fraudulent activity was up marginally in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year.

by Jennifer Riner | Sep 27

As mortgage rates continue to descend, loan application defects and fraud risk are following suit. According to First American’s June 2016 Loan Application Defect Index, misrepresentations in loan applications dipped 1.4 percent in June compared with the previous month. Annually, these fraudulent trends decreased 12.2 percent.

by Kimberly Manning | Aug 2

Mortgage application fraud risk in the second quarter of 2016 is considered to be fairly stable, according to a new report released by CoreLogic. Measuring the top metros with the highest mortgage fraud risk, the data company released its quarterly insights known as the CoreLogic Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index (FRI).

by Kimberly Manning | Jul 28

Mortgage fraud is serious business, harmful to the public and financial markets. And it will always be with us, like cheating at cards and taxes. Both vigilance and punishment are permanent necessities. Unfortunately, other behaviors are just as common.

by Lou Barnes | Mar 1

The First American Loan Application Defect Index was released January 26 for December 2015. The index estimates the frequency of fraudulence and defects in mortgage applications. Los Angeles mortgage defects and fraudulence dipped 7.14% monthly.

by Inman | Jan 29

The First American Loan Application Defect Index was released January 26 for December 2015. The index estimates the frequency of fraudulence and defects in mortgage applications. San Francisco mortgage defects and fraudulence dipped 11.25% monthly.

by Inman | Jan 29

The First American Loan Application Defect Index was released January 26 for December 2015. The index estimates the frequency of fraudulence and defects in mortgage applications. Chicago mortgage defects and fraudulence dipped 3.7% monthly.

by Inman | Jan 28

The First American Loan Application Defect Index was released January 26 for December 2015. The index estimates the frequency of fraudulence and defects in mortgage applications. DC mortgage defects and fraudulence dipped 1.32% annually.

by Inman | Jan 28

The First American Loan Application Defect Index was released January 26 for December 2015. The index estimates the frequency of fraudulence and defects in mortgage applications. Miami mortgage defects and fraudulence dipped 2.91% monthly.

by Inman | Jan 28

The First American Loan Application Defect Index was released January 26 for December 2015. The index estimates the frequency of fraudulence and defects in mortgage applications. Houston mortgage defects and fraudulence increased 8.14 percent annually.

by Inman | Jan 28