Presentation on theme: "SEMINOLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE"— Presentation transcript:
1SEMINOLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Investigator Kyle LeGendre (SCSO)Investigator James Riddle (LMPD)
2SEMINOLE FINANCIAL CRIMES TASK FORCE Comprised of 15 members; represented by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary and Sanford Police Departments.11 Investigators1 Sergeant, Olga Cortizo1 Certified Fraud Examiner, Christine Buehler1 Analyst, Hollie Phillips and1 U.S. Postal Inspector, Edgar SanabriaJoint investigations with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FDLE, US Secret Service, IRS, ICE, FL-DACS, FBI, DHS and County & Municipal agenciesCC
8IDENTITY THEFTF.S.S (2)(A) Criminal use of personal identification information.Personal identification information is defined as any name or number that may be used, alone or in conjunction with any other information, to identify a specific individual.Examples of personal identification information are, Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, State issued Driver License or Identification Card Number, Alien Registration Number, Passport Number, and Biometric data such as Fingerprints, Retina or Iris Image.
9IDENTITY THEFTIdentity Theft cases have exploded over the last couple of years. The growing number of internet and computer users and advancements in computer technology are contributors.Identity Theft cases can range from the simple to the very complex with a multitude of additional charges.
10IDENTITY THEFT Contact local law enforcement to file a report Contact financial institutions related to compromiseReview credit reportsContact the three major credit reporting companies to activate a fraud alertDispute fraudulent charges in writing
11IDENTITY THEFTSome common ways in which people obtain the personal identification information of others.Dumpster divingComputer hackingCo-workersMail theftRoommates or family membersBurglary to vehicles/ homesPhishing scams
12IDENTITY THEFT WARNING WARNING WARNING Don't reply to , text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial informationDon’t click on links within the message – even if the message seems to be from an organization you trust*************It isn’t!*************Legitimate businesses don’t ask you to send sensitive information through insecure channels
14TAX FRAUD Contact local law enforcement to file a report File IRS Form with the IRS immediatelyForms can be obtained atPer IRS, law enforcement cannot investigate tax fraud. Criminal reports will be forwarded to the IRS for further investigation.
39MONEY WIRING SCAMS How Do I Spot A Money Wiring Scam? Someone you do not know asks you to wire moneyImposter Scams - You won the lottery, but you have to pay taxes firstA friend or family member is in trouble and needs you to send moneyYou receive a check for too much money and have to send the extra back
40PHONE SCAMSPortraying a bank to verify your credit card information because your credit card has been compromisedPortraying a utility company advising you have missed a payment and need to make an immediate payment by prepaid debit cardsPortraying emergency personnel advising your family member has been involved in an accident and is kidnapped
41REPORTING A SCAM Contact local law enforcement File a report with the Federal Trade Commission –If the scam is internet related, file a report with FDLE Florida Computer Crime Center (FC3) –
4310 WAYS TO AVOID FRAUD Know who you are dealing with Wiring money is like mailing cashReview your monthly bank statementsOnly give to established charitiesTalk to your doctor before purchasing health productsRemember there’s no such thing as a sure investmentDon’t send money to someone you do not knowDon’t agree to deposit a check and wire moneyDon’t reply to messages asking for personal or financial informationDon’t play any foreign lottery or investments