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FNTG Rewards Fraud Busters

By Lisa A. Tyler
National Escrow Administrator

Following your instincts can pay off dearly for the Company – and for you. In this edition of Fraud Insights, read about Darlene Phillips, an Escrow Officer from Fidelity National Title – Solano County, California, who followed through on her suspicions of forgery and prevented future claims and losses for the Company and the public. In recognition of Darlene’s efforts to thwart crime, the Company rewarded her with a commission of $500.00.

FNTG is committed to reducing fraud and forgery in the real estate industry. As the real estate market slows, fraud and forgery are on the rise. Fraud Insights reports those nationwide occurrences to you. By taking the time to read the reported cases in this newsletter, you will raise your awareness and possibly save your operation and the Company substantial time and money.

We would like to hear from you. If you have an interesting story to share regarding fraud or forgery in your area, please contact us by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at (888) 934.3354.

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