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Recent Trends in Real Estate Fraud and Fraud Prevention (Bryan) - 213642

Recent Trends in Real Estate Fraud and Fraud Prevention

This session will focus on traditional real estate fraud schemes as well as emerging fraud trends affecting the land title industry. The presentation will provide an overview on forgery, identity theft, mortgage fraud and other prevalent real estate fraud schemes with real case examples. In addition, the session will review cyber related crimes currently affecting the industry, examples of real cases, and tips on how to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of cyber crime. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on common fraud prevention methods. Special thanks to RynohLive for sponsoring this session!


Aaron J. Bryan works out of the Fidelity National Financial corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to joining Fidelity National Title Group in 2011 as a Claims Attorney, Aaron clerked for the Honorable Susan H. Black, United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Since 2012, Aaron has been in his current role as Fraud Review Counsel-Western Operations where he is responsible for reviewing, investigating, advising and reporting transactions involving alleged fraud in title origination and claims operations across 24 states and Canada. In this role, Aaron works closely with various groups including Claims, Underwriting, Direct Operations, Agency Management, Compliance and Law Enforcement. Aaron has spoken at several internal engagements as well as to various state and federal law enforcement agencies on real estate fraud and related topics. He holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice, with honors from the University of Georgia, and a J.D., with honors from Florida Coastal School of Law. Aaron has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2013 and a member of the Florida Bar since 2010.