31 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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    • 3.5 • 41 Ratings

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.

    From the Ashes of 9/11 to the Towers of Hope & Humanity: The Stephen Siller Story & the T2T Foundation

    From the Ashes of 9/11 to the Towers of Hope & Humanity: The Stephen Siller Story & the T2T Foundation

    IAFCI Presents…The Protectors Podcast Celebrates its 30th episode by honoring the life of NYFD Fireman Stephen Siller and so many others who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11/2001.
    Mike and Mark welcome to the show Stephen’s brother, Frank Siller, who started Tunnel To Towers Foundation (T2T.org) to honor his brother and others.  Over the past 21 years, Frank has helped thousands of first responders, military personnel, and their families who heroically gave of themselves to keep us safe. 
    As this is released on the eve of Thanksgiving, let us “Never Forget” our heroes.  This episode has touched our hearts, and we hope it inspires everyone who listens to be thankful and to graciously support T2T, our first responders, and the military. 
    Tunnel 2 Towers: www.t2t.org

    • 36 min
    Not in My House: Don't Be a Victim of a Ruse Burglary

    Not in My House: Don't Be a Victim of a Ruse Burglary

    Local police departments all over the country are alerting residents of a rise in "ruse burglaries."  These burglaries can occur anywhere and often end in significant losses for the unwary homeowner. On today's episode of The Protectors, Mike and Mark welcome Detective Jose Mendez of the Skokie, IL Police Department.  Detective Mendez is a 23-year veteran and is a member of the Major Crimes Task Force specializing in burglary patterns and offenders. Detective Mendez offers his expertise on the rising trend known as the ruse burglary.  He explains what it is, the different forms the ruse burglary can take, and what you need to know to protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors.  Enjoy our podcast and pass the knowledge on to others to help prevent this devastating crime.
    IAFCI LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/iafci-presents-the-protectors-podcast/
    Guest Contact Info:Jose Mendez Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/jose-mendez-a754024b

    • 39 min
    Las Vegas: The City That Never Closes…Not Even For Fraud

    Las Vegas: The City That Never Closes…Not Even For Fraud

    It is known as the mecca for entertainment and excitement.  But if you are not careful, your luck can run out quickly in Las Vegas.  One of the largest entertainment attractions in the U.S., Las Vegas also has a criminal underbelly when it comes to fraud. On today's show, Mike and Mark welcome Las Vegas Detective Marc Evans, a 10-year veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department currently in the Financial Crimes Unit.  Marc will share his knowledge of criminal groups and enterprises lurking in the City of Fortune so you don’t become another victim - Detective Evans is.  He is an expert in the field of financial forgeries, identity theft, check and credit card fraud, as well as embezzlement and racketeering.  Las Vegas is called Sin City for a reason.  Last year alone, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say money lost to fraud increased from $36.5 million to about $70 million. So enjoy your time in the big city, but don’t get targeted by fraud. GUEST CONTACT INFO: www.linkedin.com/in/marcevanslv

    • 40 min
    More Power To You! What You Should Know About Powers Of Attorney

    More Power To You! What You Should Know About Powers Of Attorney

    Today we go live to the 2023 IAFCI Conference in Baltimore where Mark and Mike welcome back April DeValkenaere.  April is the owner and founder of Fortress Financial Education, LLC whose focus is helping clients who have fallen victim to power-of-attorney theft, elder fraud, and other white-collar crimes.  Fortress also aids law enforcement in the investigation processes of these crimes in their effort to prosecute these criminals. April stresses the importance of prevention through education - teaching people actionable steps they can take, both in the short term and long term, to be able to advocate for themselves on how to protect their current and future finances.  April is also the President of the Wisconsin local chapter of the IAFCI, and today she visits The Protectors for a second time to share her knowledge and experience in an effort to help YOU protect and preserve your own "personal fortress."
    GUEST CONTACT INFO:https://www.linkedin.com/in/april-devalkenaere-sbwcp-cfci-759334a5
    https://protectyourfortress.com/
    https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/managing-someone-elses-money/
    https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2018/09/managing-someone-elses-money-new-protection-id-theft-and-fraud

    • 17 min
    Exposing The Evil of Human Trafficking

    Exposing The Evil of Human Trafficking

    If you think that human trafficking cannot, or is not occurring in your communities, then this is the podcast you need to hear. From sex trafficking to labor trafficking, the evil of human trafficking is embedded in our communities both large and small. You may think it operates in darkness and secrecy, but chances are, many of you may encounter offenders and victims of these crimes on a regular basis.  And your conceptions of who they are and how they appear may significantly change after listening to this podcast.  
    Mark and Mike recorded this Live from the 2022 IAFCI Conference in National Harbor, MD and were able to interview two leading experts in human trafficking investigations.
    Detective Joe Scaramucci is with the McLennan County Sheriffs Dept. Since creating a Human Trafficking Unit in 2014, Detective Scaramucci has conducted sting operations resulting in the arrest of more than 550 sex buyers, and 150 individuals for human trafficking and related offenses, which le d to the identification of 260 trafficking victims.
    Rochelle Keyhan is the CEO of Collective Liberty, whose mission is to eradicate human trafficking by collaborating across industries, agencies, and service providers to create radical, data-driven approaches that address, disrupt and put an end to all forms of trafficking.
    GUEST CONTACT INFO:https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-scaramucci-92ba24174
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rochellekeyhan
    www.collectiveliberty.org

    • 31 min
    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

    • 41 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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