It's a Team Effort, and GREFPAC Appreciates The Support of Our Sponsors.  The Conference Would Not Be Possible Without Them.

GREFPAC is a proud partner of MBAG.


Brand Mortgage Company
CBC National Bank
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Essent Guaranty
First American Title Insurance
Franzen & Salzano
Gilroy Bailey Trumble LLC
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Taylor English Duma LLP
Richard C. Wayne & Associates

Welcome to GREFPAC

We strive to be Georgia’s preeminent source for information and education about fraud, quality control and compliance between industry professionals and residential communities in real estate and residential financial transactions. 

We Lead The Cause.  We Do It Right.  We Are One.

14th Annual GREFPAC Conference
Wednesday March 7, 2018
7:30am - 4:30pm
Click Here To Register

Same Issues, New Twists
CyberSecurity, Ethics. Risk Management, Credit Policy
Keep Yourself Current with the Trends and New Schemes.

Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
7:30am - 4:30pm

(final approval is pending)

Appraisers, Realtors, Attorneys, and
Certified Fraud Examiners

Who Should Attend
Lenders, Lawyers, Appraisers, Title Examiners, Fraud Examiners, Private Investigators, Law Enforcement, Federal and State Regulators, Brokers, Real Estate Professionals, Non-Profit Housing Counselors, Concerned Citizens 


Ann Fulmer, FormFree, Chief Strategy and Industry Relations Officer
How New Technology is Re-Shaping the Lender/Investor Ability to Assess Credit Worthiness


Bob Simpson,QuestSoft Verification and Audit Services, President. Balancing Business, Ethics and Legalities in a Hyper-Regulated Industry

Michael Anaya, FBI Atlanta, Supervisory Special Agent, Cy2 (Cyber Crimes Squad). 
A Case Walkthrough - Illuminating the Dark Net:  Analysis of a Cyber Dark Net Investigation.

James W. Brody, Chair Mortgage Banking Group Johnson | Thomas. Navigating the Current Regulatory Envionment

D. Scott Murphy, SRA, D.S. Murphy & Associates. Shining a Light on Appraiser Fraud

PANEL: Does Fraud Still Matter?

Don Effertz, DataVerify, Vice President Fraud Risk Management and 

Bridget Berg, CoreLogic, Principal, Fraud Solutions Strategy

PANEL: GSE Fraud Trends
Robb Hagberg, Freddie Mac, Director of Enterprise Fraud Risk
Sean Sowards, Fannie Mae, Director of Mortgage Fraud Investigations

PANEL: DBF Review of 2017 and 2018 Updates.
Rod Carnes, CFE, CMEM – Deputy Commissioner for Non-Depository Financial Institutions, Georgia Department of Banking and Finance
and Felicia  Faison-Holmes - Director for Non-Depository Financial Institutions, Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.

7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 4:30pm Speaker and Panelist Presentations
Lunch, Networking Breaks and Parking Provided

Since 2001 GREFPAC has provided quality education programs about identifying and preventing real estate fraud. Georgia ranks among the country's top mortgage fraud states. You owe it to your personal and professional development to increase your fraud awareness, learn the latest in regulations and compliance and what it all means to you.
Nationally, Regionally and Locally recognized Conference Speakers promise a day of lively discussion and insights about developing trends and prevalent schemes.  
GREFPAC's greatest strength is its ability to bring together people to provide a common link that we can maintain the level of communication, understanding, and cooperation necessary to continue the good fight against fraud. 
The Annual GREFPAC Conference is a great place to meet with your clients, colleagues and future prospects. Ample time provided for small one-on-one meetings.

Many opportunities are available. 
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$99 for Registration by January 31, 2018
$125 for Registration February 1, 2018 and later.
Includes Parking, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Breaks.

We strive to be Georgia’s preeminent source for information and education about fraud, quality control and compliance between industry professionals and residential communities in real estate and residential financial transactions. 
We Lead The Cause.  We Do It Right.  We Are One.

You can join GREFPAC, a 501c(3) non-profit organization by clicking this link. Membership is FREE.

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