Welcome to Chicago and Commonwealth Land Title Massachusetts
We created this website for our valued Chicago Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company agents throughout Massachusetts. We pride ourselves on providing our title insurance agents with the right answers, right away.
What You Need to Know, Now!
Thanks to everyone who joined us on May 11th for our first Data Security webinar, entitled "Data Security - What You Need to Know, Now!" If you missed the live presentation, a recording of video and audio is available on our website; we urge you to watch it at your earliest convenience by going to our Training and Data Security page. Why? Because cybercrime is happening to your colleagues, right here in Massachusetts. We are sharing the experiences of two of our agents, so that you may understand the serious danger facing all of us.
The first case came to light 24 hours after closing, when Agent A was contacted by a fraud investigator at Bank X. The investigator told Agent A that she believed that funds which A had wired into a Bank X account had been fraudulently obtained, based upon suspicious activity which the bank had been tracking. Agent A told the investigator that the funds (sale proceeds) had been wired to Bank X with wiring instructions supplied by the seller's attorney. The investigator asked if the wiring instructions had been sent via email. "Click on the name of the sender in your Outlook mailbox", she said, "Check the actual email address they came from. Look at the email address carefully, and you will notice that one or two letters are off." READ MORE…
Does your office have a system in place to protect NPI?
Are you sending emails securely?
Do you have backup procedures?
What is your Business Continuity Plan?
Go to our Data Security page for answers and more..
Agency Insights is produced for our valued agents
Jul/Aug 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 4 (PDF version)
Jul/Aug 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 4 (Web version)
May/Jun 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 3 (PDF version)
May/Jun 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 3 (Web version)
Mar/Apr 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 2 (PDF version)
Mar/Apr 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 2 (Web version)
Jan/Feb 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 1 (PDF version)
Jan/Feb 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 1 (Web version)
An insightful and interesting newsletter that raises awareness of fraud and forgery occurrences in our industry and provides tips and tools that will aid in the detection and prevention of fraud. Fraud Insights also provides improved processes and procedures for all operations to embrace.
August 2016 - Uninsured Deeds, Designation Agreements, and more
July 2016 - Financial Elder Abuse, 2016 State Driver's Licenses, Acceptable Corrections
June 2016 - Heroic Rewards, Fraud Fighter, 1099-S Reporting
May 2016 - Lonely Women, Credit Cards, Disregarded Entities, and more
April 2016 - Montana escrow officers, Laundering dirty money, 1099-S
February 2016 - International promissory notes, Masquerading, Toll fraud, Substitute 1099-S form and more.
January 2016 - 2016, CFPB Know Before You Close poll results, Who is the agent?