Stop Wire Fraud In its Tracks with Centennial  Title and CertifID

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Centennial Title, LLC has adopted CertifID, the nation’s leading wire prevention solution that confirms the identity of buyers and sellers in real time and allows us to securely send and confirm wiring instructions before funds move. It also protects you and your customers from wire fraud up to $1,000,000 per wire. Here’s a link to the CertifID site: www.certifid.com and a quick video that walks you through how it works: https://certifid.com/certifid-introduction-video/

The Fraud Problem: Wire fraud in real estate transactions has hit an epidemic level costing consumers and businesses over $1.5 billion last year. This affects all of us and recent court decisions around the country are creating a higher standard of care for all professionals involved in a business transaction after holding a real estate agent personally liable for wire fraud losses.

 

What We've Done: We’ve implemented next-level best practices around identity verification and wire fraud prevention through the use of CertifID (www.certifid.com), a solution created to combat wire fraud nationally. We now have the ability to conduct real-time identity verification and bank account confirmation so that closing funds are safely received by the proper parties. We expect that our use of CertifID, together with other best practices, will protect all transaction participants from fraud. 

 

7 ways to prevent wire fraud

  1. Strong usernames and passwords (reset regularly)                                                             

  2. Two Factor authentication (2FA) on all email, social media and other sites and communication platforms                               

  3. Training around phishing scams and how to detect real from fake emails                                                                                

  4. Install programs to match "from" email addresses to "reply-to" email addresses                                                       

  5. Highlight emails from "external sources"                              

  6. Slow down and think before you act                                       

  7. Implementing technology that can help detect fraudulent messages, activity and help confirm identity