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This is YOU- Yes YOU or someone you know. YOU have a bulls-eye painted on you, and many of you don’t even know it. Today more than ever, you are more likely to be caught up in a Ponzi scheme than at any other time. When Eagle was first formed in 2008, you, or someone you know, had a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a victim of a Ponzi. Today that number is now 1 in 8. Yes it is that prevalent today. And if you are in one of these groups (called Affinity Fraud): Seniors, Christian or Jewish, your odds may even be greater than 1 in 8.
To illustrate what I am talking about, from 2007-2010, the total amount of money stolen worldwide from cyber-crime was estimated to be $500 Billion Dollars. It was estimated because not all victims reported their losses due to: embarrassment, the small amount lost, intimidated into not filing a complaint, or not knowing how to report it.
The crime numbers are in for 2011 and they are staggering. In 2011, Cyber-Crime stole almost $1 Trillion Dollars just in Europe. Worldwide this figure is believed to be approaching $3 Trillion Dollars. According to the president of Interpol, Khoo Boon Hui, cyber-crime is now stealing more money than all the cocaine, heroin and marijuana trafficking combined. He also said: “Malaysian police arrested 137 “gang members” from China and Taiwan who were running an online gambling scam that had gathered the staggering sum of $1.3 billion in “profits.”
Attorney General Eric Holder had this to say about Cyber-Crime: “The amount of money being stolen online is staggering. The thefts… threaten not only the security of our nation, but the integrity of our government, the stability of our economy, and the safety of our people.”
Here in the United States, the SEC and the Secret Service shut down Zeek Rewards in August of 2012 which stole over $600 Million Dollars and had over 1 Million paid members from around the world.
In addition to losing your money, you also run the risk of being a victim of Identity Theft.
Our purpose is to make you aware of and educate you about:
- The various types of scams/fraud/Ponzi’s that proliferate today via the Internet, or other means;
- Provide you the information and education to hopefully prevent you from being scammed;
- If you are a victim what steps you need to take to report the theft, and protect yourself from civil actions and/or criminal charges;
- The dangers of Identity Theft, and how to reduce your chances of becoming a victim;
- Links to National and International regulatory agencies;
- How to file an initial complaint, and the link to file your complaint online;
- Due Diligence – What is it? How do you do it?;
- What Red Flag Warnings to look for; and
- Links to other sites providing additional educational resources and information.
We offer free community seminars throughout southern California. Our founder and president, Lynn Edgington, is available to speak at your corporation, organization, networking group, service club, association group, or church group. Please call to schedule Lynn to speak at your event. We have presentations on many different topics, or we will provide a custom presentation for your group. If you are outside of the Southern California area, but would like for Lynn to do a community seminar or speak to your organization, please contact us for details.
There are many links here to provide you with as much information as possible. Of course if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us through our Contact Us link above. Please provide us your feedback on how we can better serve you, about our website, information, educational resources, or anything else you feel would be of help to us.
Eagle exists solely through those who support our dual missions with their most generous donations. You can help us put an end to Cyber-Crime through your financial support. We Thank You for your financial support.