Michigan-Based Liberty Title Deploys SafeWire to Protect Against Wire Fraud

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) –SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today that Liberty Title, the fourth largest independent title company in Michigan, has selected SafeWire™ to safeguard wiring instructions as part of the firm’s “Umbrella by Liberty Title” program.


Consumers that choose Liberty Title to close both sides of their transaction are automatically enrolled in the program and receive protection that extends to their real estate agent and lender through every phase of the closing process.

“With wire fraud and identity theft continuing to plague real estate transactions, we launched our Umbrella program to provide our customers with peace of mind that their funds and identities are protected throughout the closing process,” said Michele Richardson, President at Liberty Title. “SafeWire plays a critical role in helping Liberty Title deliver pre-closing protection to our customers by providing a secure, blockchain-backed portal through which we can communicate wiring instructions, and we are delighted to partner with SafeChain to help ensure our customers’ transactions remain fraud-free from start to finish.”

SafeWire provides title agents with the ability to verify the identities of both the buyer and seller in the transaction and authenticate bank account ownership to ensure funds are transferred to authorized parties and accounts. In addition, the platform utilizes blockchain technology to securely store and transmit wiring instructions for real estate transactions, preventing fraudsters from intercepting and tampering with transaction data.

“Title agencies cannot be too cautious or too careful when it comes to preventing wire fraud, and we firmly support efforts like ‘Umbrella by Liberty Title’ that seek to provide the highest levels of transaction security and protection possible,” said Tony Franco, CEO and co-founder of SafeChain. “With this program, Liberty Title has made a firm declaration regarding its commitment to shielding consumers from harm in the homebuying process, and we encourage all title agencies to adopt a similar pledge to help collectively stamp out real estate wire fraud.”

About SafeChain:

SafeChain makes real estate transactions safer and modernizes operations for both the public and private sectors of the land title industry. Built by real estate title experts in collaboration with banking technologists, SafeChain tackles the inefficiencies of the home buying and selling process from the inside-out to help title companies, mortgage bankers, realtors and local governments decrease costs and deliver a better experience for customers. Leveraging the most advanced technologies, including blockchain, SafeChain increases the speed and security of real estate closings to deliver faster transactions and better consumer confidence. For more information visit https://www.safechain.io.

News Source: SafeChain

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