26 episodes

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.

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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.

    Matters of the Heart: A Journey from Scam Victim to National Advocate for Justice

    Matters of the Heart: A Journey from Scam Victim to National Advocate for Justice

    Our next episode was recorded live on location from the IAFCI's International Conference in National Harbor, MD. Host Mark Solomon sits down with Kate Kleinert, a survivor of a romance scam who became a national champion for awareness and justice. Together with experts Kathy Stokes and Paul Greenwood, the group discusses frauds, scams, and the incredible story of a survivor of a romance scam as told by the victim herself. Think it can't happen to you? So did Kate!
    Paul Greenwood, President and CEO of Greenwood Law Corporation
    Kathy Stokes, National Director of Fraud Prevention for AARP
    Kate Kleinert, Scam victim; AARP Fraud Watch Volunteer and National Advocate
    GUEST CONTACT INFO:AARP.org/fraudsupport
    AARP.org/fraudwatchnetwork
    www.greenwoodlawcorp.com
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/vgw3g-recovery-fund?qid=480d7f86badecc2d2f91428dec5ef5c5 (https://www.gofundme.com/f/vgw3g-recovery-fund?qid=480d7f86badecc2d2f91428dec5ef5c5)

    • 41 min
    The Art of The Lie

    The Art of The Lie

    Wouldn't it be great to know if someone was lying to you? Well, that takes an expert, and on today's show, Mike and Mark welcome "The Human Lie Detector" - Dave Thompson. Dave leads the evolution of investigative interviewing, conducting, and consulting on investigations ranging from theft and fraud to sexual harassment and homicide. He has contributed expert opinions for a variety of cases and has provided consults on legislative propositions as well. Dave customizes strategic interviewing training programs for federal, state, and local agencies around the world and continues to work towards furthering the enhancement of interview and interrogation protocols throughout the United States. Listen as Dave shares his experience and expertise in the field of "Professional Lie Detection."
    GUEST CONTACT INFO:https://www.facebook.com/identifythetruth/ (https://www.facebook.com/identifythetruth/)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/davethompsoncfi/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davethompsoncfi/)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/wicklanderzulawski (https://www.youtube.com/user/wicklanderzulawski)
    Instagram: @WZ_Training
    Twitter: @DThompsonWZ

    • 50 min
    MEN IN BLACK: How the US Secret Service Protects YOU Everyday

    MEN IN BLACK: How the US Secret Service Protects YOU Everyday

    When COVID-related shutdowns started wreaking havoc on businesses, jobs, and paychecks, the US Government came to the rescue, providing a financial life preserver worth trillions of dollars. However, as the money flowed to individual bank accounts in the form of Paycheck Protection Program loans and Labor Department-backed state unemployment checks, fraudsters, identity thieves, and cybercriminals were salivating at the chance to take it. Today, Mike and Mark welcome US Secret Service Agent Roy Dotson to the show. Roy has been in law enforcement for over 30 years, 20 of which have been dedicated to the US Secret Service, protecting eight US Presidents. He is an expert on cybercrime fraud, money laundering, and asset forfeiture, having led over 100 successful investigations and recovered over $4 billion in victim assets. Roy currently serves as the US Secret Service’s National Pandemic Recovery Coordinator.
    GUEST CONTACT INFO:roy.dotson@usss.dhs.gov
    https://www.secretservice.gov/investigation/cyber (https://www.secretservice.gov/investigation/cyber)
    https://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/?fwp_year=2022 (https://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/?fwp_year=2022)
    If you were a victim of identity theft related to an SBA loan, go to this site to see the recommended reporting process: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2021-02/Identity%20Theft%20Letter%20for%20COVID-19%20EIDL-508.pdf (https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2021-02/Identity%20Theft%20Letter%20for%20COVID-19%20EIDL-508.pdf)
    If you were a victim of identity theft related to Unemployment Insurance benefits, go to this site to see the recommended reporting process: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/unemployment-insurance-payment-accuracy/UIFraudReporting (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/unemployment-insurance-payment-accuracy/UIFraudReporting)
    Twitter: @SecretService

    • 45 min
    Are ATM's Still Safe in 2022?

    Are ATM's Still Safe in 2022?

    Today we present another Special Edition of "The Protectors." Mike and Mark have the pleasure of speaking with Carlos Lang about ATM Skimming and Malware that is running rampant in the US and Internationally. Carlos has been a specialist in fraud prevention in financial institutions for over 25 years and is an analyst and developer of solutions to protect ATMs from skimmers, shimmers, malware, black boxes, and unauthorized access. In addition, Carlos has implemented complex e-Banking security projects that help diminish fraud in large financial institutions across the U.S. and Latin America by using multi-factor authentication. Listen to the expert as Carlos provides tips and advice to help protect yourself from this ever-evolving, billion-dollar crime wave.

    • 12 min
    The Changing Face of Identity Theft: Synthetic Identity Fraud

    The Changing Face of Identity Theft: Synthetic Identity Fraud

    Synthetic Identity fraud schemes have proliferated in the past few years becoming the nation's largest form of identity theft. Today on The Protectors, we present a Special Broadcast from the 2021 IAFCI Conference in Chicago. Mike and Mark have the pleasure of speaking with Steve Lenderman. Steve has been heavily involved in investigating and identifying synthetic identities and entities and is considered an industry expert with over 25 years in the financial crimes sector. He was the Fraud Operations Lead for PayPal Business Loans where he was responsible for managing fraud detection, investigations, and mitigation, and has spent time with Barclaycard US where he oversaw major investigations, internal investigations, and bust-outs/credit abuse. Listen and learn so that your wallet or purse doesn't become a crime scene
    GUEST CONTACT INFO:https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-lenderman/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-lenderman/)

    • 17 min
    Organized Retail Crimes Are Costing Businesses BILLIONS! What's it costing YOU?

    Organized Retail Crimes Are Costing Businesses BILLIONS! What's it costing YOU?

    Let's face it - Organized Retail Crime (ORC) affects large corporations, small businesses, and your wallet! On today's show, Mike and Mark welcome ORC expert Ruben Banuelos. Ruben is a US Army veteran with over 20 years of investigative experience working various assignments including Patrol, Fraud Investigations, Senior Organized Retail Crime Investigator and International Advisor for Organized Retail Crime with the IAFCI. Ruben's expertise and advice throughout the show is a virtual handbook for both business owners and consumers alike. As the wave of Organized Retail Crime crashes down on America, educate yourself with Ruben's tips, recommendations, and helpful suggestions so that you or your business doesn't become a victim!

    • 40 min

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The Protectors Podcast

Excellent content and professionally done. Subscribe to protect yourself in hopes you don’t become the next victim. The hosts are phenomenal, funny and keep you engaged. They constantly have great speakers and promote the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, (IAFCI). This podcast is highly recommended!

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I think it’s crAzy someone is giving this a 1 star because of the name of the podcast, this is an amazing podcast!!! Highly recommend.

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