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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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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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