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.
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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)