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July/August 2007 - Volume 86, Number 4

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Cover Story

Recognizing Fraud at the Closing Table
by Lynn Willburn
The greed that causes people to commit fraud is nothing new. However, in real estate fraud schemes it is no longer one person committing the crime; there are groups of people involved. Learn how to spot them and avoid the risk of becoming a victim.


Point of View
I Sell Title Insurance
by Michael B. Pryor
In this video featurette, Michael B. Pryor, President-elect of ALTA®, shares his views on why he offers title insurance. Note: This video is presented in Windows Media Player

ALTA® History
The Way We Were 1979-1988
by William J. McAuliffe, Jr.
The issues of controlled business and savings and loans trying to get into the title business challenged ALTA® during this decade. Read how the industry bounced back from the pressure.

Running Your Business
Diversity Marketing & Cultural Awareness
by Michael P. Krone
Diversity today means something very different than it did years ago. Learn ways to increase your customer base and grow your business by hiring diverse staff and marketing to diverse customers.

Inside the Industry
A Well-Intended Law Goes Bad
by James P. "Jay" Sibley
Earlier this year the title industry in Texas faced a shutdown based on a well-intended law with terrible consequences. Learn how this obscure law brought Texas' title insurance industry to its knees and what it did to fix the blunder.

Inside ALTA®
Tech Forum Photos
ALTA®’s Tech Forum in Denver featured great speakers and an Exhibit Showcase featuring the latest in products and services. See the highlights.

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