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Check Yourself: How to Avoid Sharing Misinformation Online

2022-05-04T02:35:51-07:00May 4th, 2022|Chicago Title Agency, Misinformation Online, Newsletter, Private Banking, Title|

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and more give people immediate access to "news" and provide a publishing platform that is simple to use and has a wide reach. You see a compelling story and click "share." Then off that story goes to your followers and often to the public at large. Others [...]

Q&A with Escrow

2022-04-01T11:10:43-07:00April 1st, 2022|Chicago Title Agency, Escrow, Newsletter, Title|

Want to take the guesswork out of your next closing? This article reflects some of the most common questions that our National Escrow Administration answers from the hundreds of emails they receive daily. We hope sharing these questions and answers will provide insight when closing your next transaction. Some of these are scenarios in other [...]

Money Mules: A Financial Crisis

2022-01-31T16:34:24-07:00January 31st, 2022|Chicago Title Agency, Newsletter|

A public service announcement from the FBI. What is a Money Mule? Any individual who transfers funds, on behalf of, or at the direction of another. Money mules are recruited to assist criminals with laundering proceeds from illegal activity and are often promised easy money for their participation in moving funds by various methods, including: [...]

How a Bank Uncovered a Scheme

2021-12-29T14:45:42-07:00December 29th, 2021|Chicago Title Agency, Newsletter|

In the course of a residential refinance, a borrower signed loan documents on January 22nd; the three day right of rescission expired on January 26th at midnight. The lender did not fund the loan until February 8th. The deed of trust recorded on February 9th, and loan proceeds were disbursed that same day. The loan [...]

Watering Hole Attacks

2021-11-30T20:50:30-07:00November 29th, 2021|Chicago Title Agency, Newsletter|

The use of search engines leaves users vulnerable to what is called a "watering hole attack." A watering hole attack tricks users by creating false websites mimicking trusted, industry specific websites that appear on searches. These sites plant malicious files in place of a template or document professionals would download for their job. Instead, users [...]