Archives for Wire Fraud

FundingShield’s Chairman & CEO, Ike Suri, interviewed by MortgageMedia’s Dave Matthews

CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW THE FULL INTERVIEW AND WRITE UP FROM MorgtgageMedia Loan Security: Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight
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Categories: Media and Press.

Housing Finance Leader Faith Schwartz Joins Board of Wire Fraud Fintech FundingShield

FundingShield, LLC – Newport Beach, Calif. – Jan. 8, 2019 FundingShield is pleased to announce that Faith Schwartz has joined its senior advisory board. She brings a wealth of experience and relationships stemming from her leadership in the lending, fintech, non-profit and advisory space, and she is currently president of automated verification provider FormFree. Schwartz received the HousingWire HW Vanguard Award™ for her career contributions to the housing finance industry in 2018 and was recognized as one of mortgage banking’s most powerful women by National Mortgage Professional magazine the same year. Other awards include HousingWire’s HW Women of Influence™ award
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Categories: Press and Press Releases.

Fundingshield reports ~$75 million per day in wire and closing fraud exposure

Fundingshield reports an estimated $75 million per day in wire and closing fraud exposure. This would equate to exposure of ~$20 Billion in 2018.   This report leverages Fundingshield’s industry-leading proprietary software, analytics and transaction database of wire account information and transaction closing history. Furthermore, this projection is specific to lender wire and closing fraud attempts, and does not capture the much higher volume of wire fraud attempts against consumers in housing transactions.  Wire and closing fraud victims overwhelmingly underreport losses because of reputational risk concerns.   As Fundingshield has shared previously, Cyber criminals use crawlers, also known as software bots, with redundant schemes
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Categories: News Letters and Press.

Fundingshield CEO quoted in National Mortgage News “The best defense is offense”

Original Article from National Mortgage News: https://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/news/housing-market-players-beef-up-defenses-to-thwart-new-wire-fraud-threat —————————————    —————————————    ————————————— Editor’s Note: This is part three in a three-part series from the August edition of National Mortgage News magazine about the growing prevalence of business email compromise fraud. Read part one and part two here. It takes a multipronged approach, through systems and education, by mortgage lenders to stop business email compromise attacks. After a number of unsuccessful attempts at wire fraud against Gateway Mortgage Group, the Tulsa, Okla.-based lender spent much of its 2017 information technology budget putting up defenses to thwart these types of scams. It
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Categories: Media and Press.

Fundingshield announces Jerry Halbrook joins its Senior Advisory Board

PRESS RELEASE: FundingShield, LLC – Newport Beach, CA – August 1, 2018 FundingShield, LLC (“FS”) is pleased to announce Jerry Halbrook has joined its Senior Advisory Board. Jerry brings with him 34+ years of leadership experience in mortgages, banking, title and technology running large scale businesses as a senior executive around the country. Mr. Halbrook’s leadership experience includes his role as CFO of Prudential Home Mortgage, Chief Information Officer of Bank of America consumer real estate, Managing Director of CitiMortgage in the Capital Markets area, Co-founder and COO of Nexstar Financial, President of Black Knight Inc. Origination Technology and Business Intelligence Divisions and many
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Categories: Press and Press Releases.

Fundingshield reports an estimated $3 Billion in wire and closing fraud attempts in the first 4 months of 2018

Fundingshield reports an estimated $3 Billion in wire and closing fraud attempts in the first 4 months of 2018, triple the $1 billion reported to the FBI for all real estate related wire fraud losses for the first 9 months of 2017. This report leverages Fundingshield’s industry-leading proprietary software, analytics and transaction database of wire account information and transaction closing history. Furthermore, this projection is specific to lender wire and closing fraud attempts, and does not capture the much higher volume of wire fraud attempts against consumers in housing transactions.  Wire and closing fraud victims overwhelmingly underreport losses because of reputational risk concerns. “The rising fraud attempts come while lenders expand their efforts
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Categories: News Letters and Press.

Fundingshield Newsalert: Mortgage wire fraud percetage increase with interest rates

Mortgage closing fraud continues to increase to and is reaching all-time highs while mortgage volumes are on a decline due to rising rates. From The Trenches  Cybercriminals are using sophisticated phishing and email system penetration strategies to find a transactions in the mortgage market where they can execute an attempt to defraud one or more parties to the loan transaction.  As the market volume has decreased, the percentage of transactions being attacked has spiked significantly.  Fundingshield is actively assisting law firms, working with regulators and law enforcement to help non-clients in their attempts to recover stolen funds.   Recent Fundingshield
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Categories: News Letters and Press.

Fundingshield Announces Terry Theologides joins its senior advisory board

  FundingShield, LLC – Newport Beach, CA – January 29, 2018 FundingShield, LLC (“FS”) is pleased to announce Stergios “Terry” Theologides has joined its Senior Advisory Board. Terry brings with him more than 20 years’ experience as an executive overseeing mortgage regulatory and risk management issues and developing technology and data-driven products and techniques to manage them.  Most recently, Terry was SVP, General Counsel of CoreLogic, Inc. and was part of the leadership team that launched CoreLogic as a standalone public company.  Mr. Theologides’ leadership experience includes as General Counsel to The First American Corporation’s Information Solutions Group, Executive Vice
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Categories: Press and Press Releases.

Fundingshield Alert – Rise In 2017 Holiday Season Wire Fraud Attempts

Newport Beach, CA – December 28, 2017: As the holidays continue and lenders push forward to close loans ahead of the year end FundingShield has been called upon to assist in numerous situations of wire diversion and closing fraud hitting lenders across the country.  As highlighted in our recent newsletters and alerts our sources and systems have noticed an increase in wire swapping and diversion attempts during the run up to and through the holiday season in 2017.  The many system breaches at Uber, Yahoo, Equifax and the most recent from Alteryx (see Fundingshield commentary in the press National Mortgage
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Categories: News Letters and Press.