Do people running overseas Internet scams ever get arrested?

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Have you ever wondered if the person responsible for sending you an email that is clearly a scam and from overseas will get arrested? These Internet scams while obvious to most have been responsible for the theft of millions of dollars for the unsuspecting victim. Unfortunately this type of white-collar crime usually targets the elderly … Read more Do people running overseas Internet scams ever get arrested?

Fort Lauderdale Apple Store Employees Facing White Collar Grand Theft Charges

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Recent reports by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department state that 6 Apple store employees and 1 Best Buy employee have been arrested. These employees are accused of teaming up to defraud the Apple store located at the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale. view sun-seninel article According to Broward Police Detectives began investigating after Apple’s regional loss … Read more Fort Lauderdale Apple Store Employees Facing White Collar Grand Theft Charges

Ex-medical aide pleads guilty in ID theft case

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On August 14, 2014 the Sun Sentinel released an article on a former medical assistant pleading guilty to identity theft in Hollywood, Florida. Federal prosecutors state that La Toya Yvette Tillman, 33, used her work computer to obtain the personal information of 2,000 people. Tillman sold the identities of 2,000 Florida residents at the cost of … Read more Ex-medical aide pleads guilty in ID theft case

Extortion scam targets Broward Residents

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According to William R. Moore the Fraud scheme targeting Broward County residents used dating website to lure victims into sending nude photos.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office has uncovered a local crime ring targeting users of online dating sites.

Victims were told that the were being investigated for involvement in commission of a sex crime involving a minor.

The scammers persuade prospective daters to send sexually explicit photos. Once received, they identify themselves as law enforcement officers and say the photo was sent to a minor and to avoid arrest you better pay up, said Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office. see news article

According to William Moore, a criminal defense attorney in Broward County (where the fraud has played out) claims that the suspects are impersonating officers which involved the use of specific and accurate information such as officer names, badge numbers and phone numbers.

Broward police officers like Officer Don Peterson expressed anger upon learning that they were being impersonated.

“It’s an extortion, it’s a shakedown,” Peterson said. “It’s not just one person doing this. It’s multiple people.”

Why Impersonate Law Enforcement Officers?

White Collar Crimes require the element of trust and legitimacy according to William Moore, a Fraud Lawyer in Broward.

Complex or organized fraud scams that are implemented in such a way as to quickly instil legitimacy coupled with placing of the intended victim in fear are quite effective. Most white collar crimes that I have seen in Broward over the years involved sufficient grooming on the part of the perpetrators. The earning of trust often takes time. Where officers are impersonated, there is an overall environment of authenticity that is established. Fear of prosecution acts as a kicker that can force immediate response by unsuspecting victims. – William Moore, White Collar Fraud Lawyer in Broward

“Because of the type of conversations they’re having, and because they’ve sent explicit photos, a lot of times [the victims] do feel guilty,” Peterson said. “They feel that they’re going to be exposed, and they don’t want to be exposed, and they play along.”

Moore claims that fraud schemes such as these require the assailants to limit the amount of time and number of victims in a particular area due to the fact that accurate contact information is being used specific to the stolen identification of officers.

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Internet Site Scams Make Identity Theft and Bribery Much Easier According to Fraud Lawyer William Moore in Broward County

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William R.  Moore is a lawyer with William R. Moore Criminal Defense Attorneys: 1 Financial Plaza #2500 Fort Lauderdale FL 33394 (954) 523-5333

New Arrest in Rothstein Ponzi Scheme Investigation

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More information on the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme may be obtained by contacting attorney William Moore in Broward County.

The Sun Sentinel has reported that a Broward County resident has been arrested for wire fraud conspiracy in connection with the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme.

Our criminal lawyers report that the accused individual is a senior citizen by the name of Frank Preve.

The accused apparently worked for the Banyon Group which apparently managed hedge funds and invested more than $157 million in the Rothstein fraud. Scott Rothstein is currently serving 50 years in a federal prison after admitting to one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in United States history.

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