20 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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    • 2.8 • 28 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.

    Gone Phishing: Online Extortion of US Businesses at an All-Time High

    Gone Phishing: Online Extortion of US Businesses at an All-Time High

    On today's show, Mike and Mark speak with Abdul Abufilat. Abdul is a senior threat intelligence analyst at the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center working in the areas of information security, national security, and supply chain risk management. Abdul lets us in on the some of the greatest security threats that businesses large and small are facing today. He also gives us his perspective on how intelligence threats from our adversaries are affecting supply chains here in the U.S.
    Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report Link:
    https://www.verizon.com/business/resources/reports/dbir/?cmp=knc:ggl:ac:ent:security:8003162844andutm_term=verizon%20data%20breach%20investigations%20reportandutm_medium=cpcandutm_source=googleandutm_campaign=GGL_BND_Security_Phraseandutm_content=Enterpriseandgclid=EAIaIQobChMI-9zejb28-AIV2GpvBB3Ebg9GEAAYASABEgJpkfD_BwEandgclsrc=aw.ds (https://www.verizon.com/business/resources/reports/dbir/?cmp=knc:ggl:ac:ent:security:8003162844andutm_term=verizon%20data%20breach%20investigations%20reportandutm_medium=cpcandutm_source=googleandutm_campaign=GGL_BND_Security_Phraseandutm_content=Enterpriseandgclid=EAIaIQobChMI-9zejb28-AIV2GpvBB3Ebg9GEAAYASABEgJpkfD_BwEandgclsrc=aw.ds)

    • 38 min
    PARENTS of TEENS and COLLEGE STUDENTS... Shut Down Scams Before They Happen!

    PARENTS of TEENS and COLLEGE STUDENTS... Shut Down Scams Before They Happen!

    Mike and Mark expose new scams that are affecting teens and college students across the nation. They also share the lighter side of fraud that they've experienced throughout their decades in law enforcement.
    https://www.iafci.org (https://www.iafci.org)

    • 27 min
    Don't Be the Next Victim: Protect Yourself from Financial Fraud!

    Don't Be the Next Victim: Protect Yourself from Financial Fraud!

    Mike and Mark welcome Mark Kasak to the show. Mark is a nationwide financial fraud prevention, investigations, and training leader whose current focus is on preventing financial crime in financial institutions and assisting consumers in protecting their financial profiles. Marks discusses current trends in identity theft victimization/prevention and consumer safeguard plans while also providing insight into what financial institutions are doing to better protect their customers from the many different types of financial fraud.
    Show Related Links:uspis.gov
    ftc.gov

    • 44 min
    Spilling the NFTea on Digital Assets and Cyber-Enabled Financial Crime

    Spilling the NFTea on Digital Assets and Cyber-Enabled Financial Crime

    On today's show, Mike and Mark welcome Michael Fasanello. Michael is a private sector compliance executive and thought leader specializing in Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF), global sanctions, and other illicit finance, with a current focus on the digital assets and blockchain technology space. In this episode, Michael discusses the currently emerging market of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and their use in the Digital Asset Space. He takes us further into Digital Assets by exploring Cryptocurrency. Michael runs through the scams that he often sees in his profession while giving us helpful tips on avoiding these scams. Michael also gives us his outlook on the future for cyber-enabled "FinCrime" and how to safely navigate your way through this new financial world increasingly reliant on technology.
    GUEST CONTACT INFO:Michael Fasanello, JD, CCI Compliance Officer | Blockchain and Crypto Subject Matter Expert | Thought Leader | Former US Banking Regulator
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bl0ckchain (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bl0ckchain/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bl0ckchainmike (@BL0CKCHAINMIKE)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CryptoTwitteer (@cryptotwitter)
    Website: https://www.lvl.co (https://www.LVL.CO)
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/)
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Investigating-Cryptocurrencies-Understanding-Extracting-Blockchain/dp/1119480582 (Investigating Cryptocurrencies: Understanding, Extracting, and Analyzing Blockchain Evidence)
    Article: https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/nft-scammers-arrested-over-dollar16m-rug-pull-face-20-years-in-jail/ar-AAVt6rX (https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/nft-scammers-arrested-over-dollar16m-rug-pull-face-20-years-in-jail/ar-AAVt6rX)

    • 54 min
    Gang’s... Gun’s... and Money: The Intersecting Paths of Financial Crimes in the U.S.

    Gang’s... Gun’s... and Money: The Intersecting Paths of Financial Crimes in the U.S.

    Mike and Mark welcome NYPD Detective Daniel Alessandrino to the podcast to take a deeper look at financial crimes and their connection to organized criminal groups and gangs. Listeners will get a street level view of how fraud and financial crimes help fund and attract some to a life of crime and gang activity.
    GUEST CONTACT INFO:daniel.alessandrino@nypd.org
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-alessandrino-7a37b1126

    • 40 min
    BLOOD DIAMONDS: How Common Criminals Turned the Illegal Use of Diamonds, Gemstones and Precious Metals Into a Multi-billion Dollar Industry

    BLOOD DIAMONDS: How Common Criminals Turned the Illegal Use of Diamonds, Gemstones and Precious Metals Into a Multi-billion Dollar Industry

    In today's episode, Mike and Mark speak with financial crimes specialist and author, Kelly Ross. Kelly, a former police officer and SME for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police gives listeners a close-up look at the crimes associated with diamonds and precious metals and how they tie into the seedy world of organized crime. He also discusses the obstacles and complications involved in investigating these crimes and what the future holds for law enforcement and the criminal element in the billion-dollar underground precious metal, diamond, and gemstone industry.
    GUEST CONTACT INFO:https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-ross-b9760a27/

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Flex X ,

Stolen Name

Supposedly a LEO podcast with no integrity by stealing the name of another Podcast. Show some integrity and change your name!

Blob 12 ,

The REAL Protectors!

The hosts have devoted their lives to fighting crime, with a passion for pursuing fraud targeting older adults. Anyone suggesting they are anything less doesn't have a clue who they are and what the IAFCI is. Keep it going Mike and Mark!! Thank you for protecting us all!!!!

3-83 ,

Not good

These guys stole an established podcast name. The other Protectors is waaaaay better. Integrity sirs.

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