Cryptocurrency: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Cryptocurrency: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Good Cryptocurrencies (Crypto) such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and hundreds more are hot commodities in online trading, and it’s possible for a smart investor to make a big profit[1]. The Bad The prospect of quick riches can blind individuals to the...
Cybercrime – Account Take Over (ATO) Scheme

Cybercrime – Account Take Over (ATO) Scheme

Account takeover fraud (ATO) generally happens when a cybercriminal gains access to the victim’s login credentials to steal funds or information. Fraudsters digitally break into a financial bank account to take control of it and have a variety of techniques at...
Avoid Ukrainian Scams

Avoid Ukrainian Scams

The increase of scams continues to attempt to separate good-hearted people from their money. Scammers know most people, regardless of their country of origin, are good-hearted people, and they cannot resist taking advantage of tragedies to devise a scheme that will...
Fraud Between Family Members

Fraud Between Family Members

Often, you hear on the news, read on the internet, or in a magazine about one family member stealing the identity of another family member; parents securing credit cards, purchasing a vehicle, stealing tax refunds and insurance checks, or securing a mortgage in the...
Beware of the Greed Syndrome

Beware of the Greed Syndrome

In the previous articles (reference September and October), we discussed the estate of individuals that have amassed substantial wealth and how executors and beneficiaries react to the exposure to such wealth. An executor or executrix of an estate is an individual...
Various Means Used to Steal Money from Inheritance, Chapter Two

Various Means Used to Steal Money from Inheritance, Chapter Two

Based on cases and the experience Sage Investigations, LLC gleaned from those cases, Sage has identified an area of investigation that we refer to as the Inheritance Investigations. Weekly we receive a call from frustrated individuals dealing with an executor,...