The State of Wire Fraud in the Real Estate Industry

  • Wed, April 26, 2023
  • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Webinar


  • Corporate Sponsor members + 1 free guest.
  • Fee may be applied against new membership dues if request and application is received within 14 days of event.

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An IRELA CLE Webinar

The State of Wire Fraud in the Real Estate Industry

Thomas W. Cronkright

Co-Founder & CEO, CertifID Co-Owner & CEO, Sun Title

MCLE Tentative for 1-hour Legal Ethics Credit

Registration is Free for IRELA Members
Non-Members ~ $50*

Real Estate Wire Fraud (REWF) has become a focus of the FBI due to its prevalence and impact in the U.S. CertifID was founded specifically to help address this issue, and that’s all we focus on. In this session, we’ll share insights from our recently published State of Wire Fraud report, based on all transactions and recovery cases processed by CertifID in 2022. We’ll share the report’s findings on questions such as:

  • Who is being impacted by wire fraud?

  • What types of transactions are being targeted most?

  • What are the chances of success from recovering from a fraud incident?

  • What solutions can help identify and prevent suspected fraud?

  • What are the business and operational implications of wire fraud?

Please join us to learn more about past trends, our forecast for the future, and what that means for your business. 

Thomas W. Cronkright

Tom serves as the Executive Chairman of CertifID, a digital identity and device verification solution used by title companies, law firms, lenders, realtors, and home buyers and sellers to prevent wire fraud. He and his business partner, Lawrence Duthler, created the solution in response to a fraud incident they experienced in 2015 and the accelerating instances of fraud in real estate transactions.

He is also the CEO of Sun Title, one of the largest commercial and residential title agencies in Michigan and has been recognized as an Inc. 5000, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, and 50 Businesses to Watch in Michigan. Tom is a licensed attorney and national subject matter expert on cyber security and wire fraud and has been featured in Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Good Morning America, Forbes, and other national publications.


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