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Fraud Insights Vol. 1 Issue 6 PDF Print E-mail

Interspousal Deeds Deserve a Second Look

By Lisa A. Tyler
National Escrow Administrator

Sasha Price and Gracia Corbin, a dynamic duo of escrow officers from Northern California, are rewarded $500 each for catching two forged interspousal deeds, one in their transaction and one handled by a sister company in a neighboring county. Read about their heroics in this edition of Fraud Insights. Their story is entitled "Family Affair in Deed."

What is a Matrícula Consular? It is not a trick question, it is a form of identification presented to our notary employees on a daily basis. Learn more about the Matrícula Consular ID card in this edition of Fraud Insights.

Also in this edition of Fraud Insights, we deliver on the promise of tools and tips that will aid in the detection and prevention of fraud in your transactions. For full details, read "Forgery Prevention Checklist."

One Detective has recognized FNTG as an industry leader in detecting fraud. Learn what he has to say about us.

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Family Affair in Deed

One man uses his mother to forge his wife’s signature on multiple interspousal deeds.

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The Matrícula Consular Card and Your Notary

Matrícula Consular is an identification card issued by the government of Mexico through its consulate offices. The card certifies the holder is a Mexican national living outside of Mexico, and states his or her birthplace and U.S. address. The card costs about $29 and is valid for five years.

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Forgery Prevention Checklist

Be on the defense! Use this checklist to prevent forgery in your files.

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Kudos to Fidelity National Title Group

Our Document Execution Guidelines raise the standard in the industry.

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