IAFCI Presents... The Protectors

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From ATM Skimming to Human Trafficking, The Protectors Podcast takes you inside the minds of criminals from around the world with leading experts and the investigators who put them behind bars.  Presented by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI), and hosted by International President, Mike Carroll, and International VP, Mark Solomon, The Protectors is a bi-weekly podcast that aims to educate consumers on the fraud, financial, and cybercriminal activities that are happening every second of every day.  Don’t become the next victim. The host's and guest's opinions are their own and do not reflect those of management, employers, or sponsors. Listeners are encouraged to contact local or state law enforcement if they suspect being a victim of a crime.

Cut it Out: Coupon Fraud & the Multi-Million Dollar Criminal Industry
Dec 8 2021
Cut it Out: Coupon Fraud & the Multi-Million Dollar Criminal Industry
Mike and Mark welcome Bud Miller, Executive Director of the CouponInformation Center (CIC), who is considered one of the leading coupon fraud investigators in the United States. Coupon fraud is a multi-million dollar business that not only affects manufacturers and retailers, but also you, the average consumer.  Thinking about buying coupons on the Internet?  You will think twice after you hear this podcast.  Coupon fraud has gone viral and Hollywood with the recent release of “Queenpins” starring Vince Vaughn.  Now find out how the real investigators take down coupon fraudsters and how retailers can quickly identify counterfeit coupons. GUEST CONTACT INFO: Bud Miller, Executive Director Email: 2010@couponinformationcenter.com Phone: 239.331.7280 Coupon Information Corporation (CIC) for the CIC App FOR RETAILERS and LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY (  p-request-form/) The Coupon Information Corporation (CIC) is a not-for-profit association of consumer product manufacturers dedicated to fighting coupon misredemption and fraud. CIC was founded to encourage integrity in connection with the redemption of manufacturers’ coupons and participation in other promotional programs. We encourage and support federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts to identify, investigate, and prosecute coupon misredemption. Since its inception in 1985, CIC has: Exposed fraud schemes involving more than $750 million Identified thousands of individuals and entities misusing coupons Addressed new and emerging coupon challenges prior to becoming endemic Recovered and returned millions of dollars to victims Supported the prosecution of every significant coupon fraud case since 1986 – and never lost a case. CIC provides education and current information to consumers, best practices to retailers, advocacy for our members (primarily manufacturers), and resources and support to law enforcement. CIC leads efforts to reform and improve security practices, enhance transparency, and open communications among all industry participants.
Tips For a Fraud Free Holiday with Silvia Carrier
Nov 24 2021
Tips For a Fraud Free Holiday with Silvia Carrier
Mike and Mark invite Silvia Carrier, Team Leader for the Mail Fraud Team for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Chicago Division, to their Holiday Podcast to discuss fraud awareness and prevention for the Holiday season. It may be the season for cheer and goodwill, but it is also a busy season for fraudsters and grinches. Silvia will provide valuable information to protect against, mail theft and fraud, porch pirate schemes as well as holiday and charity-related scams.   To File a Report Contact: United States Postal Inspection Service Toll Free 24/7 at 877-876-2455 Your guide to intelligent givingSince 2001, Charity Navigator has been empowering millions of donors by providing them with free access to data, tools, and resources to guide philanthropic decision-making. Through our ratings, nonprofits are equipped with the nonprofit sector's premier trust indicator and a powerful platform to raise awareness and funds. Accessed more than 11 million times annually, donors can give with confidence knowing the organizations that are highly rated on Charity Navigator efficiently steward donations and are accountable and transparent. While we have a large footprint and an established, trusted brand, our team of approximately 25 considers itself small but mighty. Like the nonprofits we rate, we're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, too. We don't charge the organizations we evaluate, ensuring our ratings remain objective. In turn, we depend on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations to fund our programs.