I also thought that Pickford Escrow was a scam. That's how I found this page. They are trying to charge me $2,200 all tolled fees on a $267K loan. It seems high, so I contact my agent, the escrow officer, and my lender agent to try to figure out why it is so high. They all tell me to talk to the other person, it's their fault. My lender tells me that a seasoned agent usually has a "relationship" with the escrow company. I tell my agent this, and she denies it. No biggie, but she seems really defensive about it. I always think deep when something sticks out from the day as unusual. Then it dawned on me that every service along the way I was given a choice, but my email trail showed me that my agent has simply "chosen" Pickford for me. So, I think their is some tainted water here, but do I have the time and the money for a lawyer? Especially after my agent quick-sold me on a contract that has binding arbitration, all why we were alone in the viewing property. Very shady. So, one week before closing, I am contacting other escrow companies for a better price. Virtually no information on the web about switching escrow companies in mid stream, but we shall see. Wish me luck!