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Why is mortgage fraud so common?

Why is mortgage fraud so common?

Millions of American homeowners and homebuyers committed mortgage fraud in the early 2000s, and their crimes directly caused the Great Recession of 2007 and 2008. Professionals in every corner of the real estate industry knowingly aided and abetted this bad behavior,...
What is the Meaning of NFT?

What is the Meaning of NFT?

I want to tell you about various high-end technologies that we use in our products, and my goal is to keep it simple and easy for common people to understand the underlying technologies and the various concepts related to these technologies. So, I will not use jargon...
Should Every Notary Use a Notary Journal?

Should Every Notary Use a Notary Journal?

Back in 2003, when I first started prosecuting real estate fraud cases as Los Angeles deputy district attorney, I was flabbergasted to learn that 37 states do NOT require notaries to keep a record book of their transactions. That number has dropped to 36 because as of...
NFTs Minted for Fraud Protection. How and why?

NFTs Minted for Fraud Protection. How and why?

Because my company developed a smartphone app that uses Non-Fungible Token technology, I often get asked: What the heck are NFTs? The short answer is, a non-fungible token (or “NFT”) is a unique digital identification number (called a “hash”) that is used to verify...
What are my rights when someone forged my signature?

What are my rights when someone forged my signature?

As a California lawyer, I have been fighting con artists and flimflam men (that’s my favorite synonym for fraudsters!) since 1998, and I can’t tell you how many forged signatures, fake notary seals and fabricated documents that I have seen. Thousands, for sure. What...