Webinar / CE Credit Alert – Get the Lowdown on Fraud & Forgery

Investment Title and Fidelity National Title are holding an online webinar on Tuesday, October 5th from 2-4 pm ET on a topic that is becoming increasingly prevalent – Fraud and Forgery. Real estate agents and attorneys will be awarded two Continuing Education (CE) credits for attending.

It’s no surprise that the way we live, work, and conduct business has changed dramatically in the last few years. The pandemic has made us more reliant than ever on our devices and less involved in face-to-face interactions.

Technology is our friend. Virtual home tours, contactless closings, the ability to send time-sensitive documents in a matter of seconds – we rely on our phones and computers in times of social distancing to get contracts and cases across the finish line.

That being said, it’s crucial for real estate, attorneys, and title professionals to understand the risks of doing business in the digital space. Less hands-on involvement also means more opportunities for forgers and fraudsters to strike.

And if you’re thinking, “This would never happen to me or my clients,” let’s look at some basic figures that might change your mind.

There were over two million fraud complaints by Americans last year. What’s worse? More than one-third of those cases resulted in money lost.

What You Stand to Gain

This course will teach you basic concepts of Fraud and Forgery so you can identify and prevent fraudulent schemes in real estate transactions. Our experts will be covering everything from daily techniques used by fraudsters to the most common types of cyber fraud.

Once you have this foundational knowledge in place, you’ll be able to:

Avoid costly and time-consuming delays: Litigation relating to fraud and forgery can take months, if not years, to resolve. This not only prevents the client from buying or selling but delays the closing process and the potential to earn commissions. If you’re defending a client, having a solid understanding of how all the legalities work will help you win cases with more speed and efficiency.

Protect your clients and your reputation: When title defects, fake documents, or chain of title issues surface, it’s not only money on the line. Real estate agents and attorneys rely heavily on their reputation and word-of-mouth to drive business. What good is marketing with bad reviews? Knowing how to protect your clients will ultimately help you build authority and keep your reputation intact.

Close more deals or cases with confidence: Simply put, knowledge is power. When you can prevent fraud and forgery before it wreaks havoc you free yourself up to close more deals or win more cases. Increase your volume of customers and decrease your turnaround time!

Learn how to fight back against cybercrime: Anyone can be a victim of cybercrime – not just buyers and sellers. While you’re busy learning how to defend the best interests of your clients, you’ll also be making an investment in your own future.

Fraud and forgery can come in all different forms and impact various areas of business differently. It’s key to be proactive with your education so you’re in the best position possible if and when you find yourself at the center of it. So, join Investment Title on Tuesday, October 5th at 2 pm ET to earn CE credits and expand your skill set!