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What is cannabis fraud?

If you expect to have a cannabis fraud prevention plan, you need to first understand how fraud works in the cannabis world.   In the five years since Uruguay first legalized marijuana in 2013, the plant has seen more acceptance globally. From 2 countries legalizing its cultivation in Africa, to 30 U.S. states legalizing its medical use and 8 its recreational use, its presence is spreading. On June 19th, 2018 legalized cannabis saw major progress when it was signed into law in Canada. Canada is now the second country to have legalized the plant. It is expected to bring in an estimate of $7 billion within its first year. In the US alone, legal marijuana is already a $10 billion industry. But wherever the money flows, fraud will follow. Fraud is found throughout the cannabis industry. To understand cannabis fraud, you need to understand the cannabis supply chain. The supply chain is the entire life cycle of a product from conception to being purchased. A cannabis fraud event can occur at any point within the supply chain. The graphic below shows the three main phases of the cannabis supply chain. As a plant, the cannabis supply chain begins at the farm level where it is grown. It then moves into the processing of the plant to finally making its way into the hands of consumers through [...]

Hurricane Florence has come and gone, but its fraud crime will just be getting started.

Wherever disaster strikes there will be fraudsters eager to take advantage of the situation. Hurricane Florence will be no exception. On Friday, September 14th 2018, North Carolina was devastated by Hurricane Florence. For nearly two weeks, news outlets tracked the tropical cyclone. This provided time for many residents living in its trajectory to follow emergency plans. Despite this, many people were trapped or lost their lives during the disaster. Currently, at least 37 people have lost their lives in the storm. But human casualties aren’t the only losses. Many animals also perished including pets and livestock. Over three million chickens and more than five thousand hogs died. Tens of thousands of people are now displaced in a region with minimal housing options. It is expected that as much as $13 billion in damages will result from the storm. Needless to say, relief aid is necessary and many generous folks will be quick to help.  Hurricane Florence donation lines are being publicized. High profile celebrities have begun to chip in as well. Michael Jordan has even already donated $2 million dollars to relief efforts. But be advised that major disasters are prime times for charity scams. Last month, several crooks were sentenced for defrauding London’s Grenfell Tower fire. Fraudsters benefited from free housing, wardrobe, food, and travel allowances. Some of this charity was even used to fund [...]

What is the first rule of negotiation?

Negotiations, Satchmo and me. “There came then one of the most surreal moments that I have ever known — and there have been a few.” I have a very early memory of falling in love with “Satchmo”. I was one of those kids who, from the minute I learned to walk, could show up just about anywhere. It was a chilly January evening in 1960 and I was on my way to the nearby newsagents on a short errand. Passing the only electrical store in the town, I spotted this big, sweaty guy on the display black and white TV blasting away on his trumpet for all he was worth. For some reason, I could not resist this vision and waltzed into the store as only a four and a half year old kid will and straight into the window display to turn up the volume. I was mesmerized by this guy until the song he was belting out (“When the Saints go Marching in”) finished and from that day to this, the pure charisma of Louis Armstrong has always held me in a warm and rapturous spell. Even now, he remains the greatest person I never met and I have met many in a life full of adventure. Fast forward sixteen years to another freezing winter evening in January 1976 on the brow of a hill in [...]

Fraud Alert! Phishing scams see a dramatic increase.

We have some really fascinating phishing info to show you, but first you need to know what phishing is, how it functions and how to protect yourself from it. Many will already be aware of what phishing is and a small minority will have already acted to tackle this growing issue. Phishing is now a part of your online activities and has be taken very seriously. These crooks are getting smarter and more creative. Too many victims already fall for their tricks and traps, so please share this info with others. A phishing attempt usually starts with an email that looks like a legitimate letter from a company you do business with already... The word phishing now has several different meanings. In simple terms, phishing is an attempt to steal sensitive information such as usernames, credit card information, and passwords. The perpetraitors do this by acting as a trustworthy sender of an email, website, software or another online resource. Smartphone applications are also evolving as a phishing tool. The scammers rely on the huge numbers of the global consumer market. This internet based fraud model is all about the numbers. Contacting millions of people and organizations all at once and probably through illegal data access. They are acting on the simple math calculation at least a small percentage will take the bait. Spear phishing has [...]

8 things to know about telemarketing fraud.

Is this the first or last step in privacy abuse? Once upon a time, the ring of the telephone signaled a call from a loved one or dear friend. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. Many phone calls are now met with anxiety and even dread instead of anticipation and joy. For a lot of folks, fraud prevention is a huge concern when taking a call nowadays. Telemarketers and their automated robocall systems are the main perpetraitors. These money-hungry hustlers come from “legitimate” businesses and fraud set-ups. Every major city in the world has its fraud boiler rooms, many favoring the telephone as their mass market access point. Rows and rows of cubicle desks with workers packed in like battery hens laying eggs. They really are a pestilence! You will never meet a person who says, “Today I received a robocall that made my day.” This industry thrives off of irritating or conning people and it is always raising its ugly little game. In one month, from March to April 2018, robocalls skyrocketed by almost one billion calls in the USA. According to YouMail, a robocall blocking service, the USA saw 3.4 billion robocalls in April 2018 alone. That’s 10 robocalls per person per month. These calls affect anyone at any time. The impact of these intrusions can range from ruining precious time with family to impeding on a medic's ability [...]

How Publisher’s Clearing House (PCH) created a “legitimate” multi billion dollar business out of defrauding the elderly and children.

If you were a child of the 80’s or 90’s living anywhere in the USA then you need no introduction to Publisher’s Clearing House (PCH). You may recall those iconic manilla-envelopes with bold-lettered proclamations about winning cash prizes. Often, their mailers exposed check-like printed paper through a see-through cellophane address window. Maybe you were drawn to their fun-colored, sticker-like magazine subscription stamps. All this could be enough for an innocent young mind to dream of his or her family winning PCH. Is it the same psychology behind the immoral practice of children-targeted marketing by tobacco, fast food, and mobile gaming companies? After all, youth targeting is an accepted part of PCH’s marketing strategy today. PCH has been the subject of many lawsuits for deceptive marketing. This shows the company as another example of mass fraud as a criminal enterprise. It also fits the bill for senior fraud, freemium fraud, and fraud against children. Publisher’s Clearing House is a criminal enterprise because it is mass fraud posing as a legitimate business. As the FP101.net course states, “For a long fraud, they have to play the long game. [Fraudulent businesses] all use corporate fronts with billions of dollars in political lobbying and plenty of brilliant lawyers to create a legitimacy and respectability.” As a billion-dollar business, you can guarantee that PCH is not short of lawyers and lobbyists [...]

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