The title industry’s latest cat-and-mouse game: seller impersonation fraud
MAY 26, 2023
The threat posed by wire fraud has commanded quite a bit of attention from the real estate ecosystem. But as the housing industry has gotten better at tackling it, fraudsters have been hard at work developing more creative scams. In January, a report from wire fraud prevention firm CertifID in conjunction with the U.S. Secret Service , notified the title industry of a rise in what is known as vacant lot fraud, or seller impersonation fraud.