Beware: Fraud Happens

Helping protect law firms against fraud with our ID Verification Service!


Fraud happens. It happens to new lawyers, seasoned lawyers, and everyone in between.

Make no mistake, today's fraudsters are highly sophisticated. Their sole focus is to make you believe they are the true owners of the property. They will have remarkably good fake ID’s, well-prepared backstories, and be very convincing.

Could your firm be a target?


We can help!

In addition to tips and tools to help you determine if an identity is valid, we are now offering an Identity Verification Service to confirm that the individual claiming the identity is who they say they are.

For a small fee of $25.00 plus tax*, Chicago Title will conduct an identity verification using a process that utilizes information from a variety of data sources to help validate the identity. This service is offered whether or not a title insurance policy is ordered through Chicago Title.

In some instances, Chicago Title will request identity verification for certain orders to allow for the issuance of a title insurance policy.     When the identity verification is required for the purpose of issuing a title insurance policy, Chicago Title will contact the person to conduct this verification and to validate their identity. If the identity verification is required by Chicago Title, an additional fee of $17.50 plus tax* will be added to the title insurance invoice.

The knowledge-based authentication process uses information that should only be known by the client. Only the true identity owner should be able to correctly answer questions when having their identity verified.  Chicago title does not have access to personal information of the clients whose identity is being verified.

The Chicago Title team is dedicated to protecting all parties, lenders and legal professionals involved in a residential or commercial estate transaction.

Let’s work together to reduce identity fraud and add an additional level of security. 

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