During the Iowa State Bar Association’s annual meeting, it was learned that once again Iowa lawyers are being targeted by fraudsters. As a follow-up to the explanation provided to the attendees, we are reposting a previous summary of the fraud and how it takes place.
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Tre Critelli and Bryan Burkhardt, Director of the Electronic Crime Institute, were interviewed on IPR’s “The Exchange” on identity theft and fraud prior to the Fraud & Theft Conference. If you missed the show, we’ve got the links.
Tre Critelli, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office and Lifelock will be presenting at the Electronic Crime Institute and the Des Moines Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ half-day seminar on fraud, phishing and identity theft. It’s free and open to the public. Click on the header for more info.
Claims for civil fraud and deceit have always presented a challenge to lawyers. Historically, of all the torts it has been the most difficult to prove. The problem has been a three hundred old pesky legal element called “scienter”. Now, thanks to twenty first century technology of data mining and predictive analysis scienter has been [...]
Due to our dual qualification as English barristers and American attorneys, we have recently experienced a marked increase in calls relating to Internet investment or accommodation scams purportedly from the U.K. Click on the header to read more.
Ever wonder where the term Ponzi Scheme came from? Meet Mr. Charles Ponzi. Mr. Ponzi came to America from Italy around 1903. Unfortunately he is famous not for what he did for America but what he did to it. Ponzi was the only person in America to have a crime named after him. In the [...]