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Cleantech Con Artists: A True Vegas Caper - Interview with Author/Historian Jim Rossi

Cleantech Con Artists: A True Vegas Caper - Interview with Author/Historian Jim Rossi

September 3, 2019

Cleantech Con Artists: A True Vegas Caper - Interview with Author/Historian Jim Rossi

This week, Ruin a Bad Guy's Day Radio interviews Jim Rossi, Author and Historian of the new book: "Cleantech Con Artists: A True Vegas Caper." Jim is a nationally acclaimed author and a LinkedIn Top Voice with over 430,000 followers! Jim and Skip discuss this fantastic non-fiction story about crime and corruption set in Las Vegas. 

Jim Rossi: His first book is "Cleantech Con Artists: A True Vegas Caper," a nonfiction, first-person, man-bites-dog story of fraud and history. Set in Las Vegas, the story begins during his graduate study there. He's currently at work on his second book, "Reverse-Engineering the Echo Chamber," about how the history of communications technology has affected information, free speech, and politics - and what we can do to find and learn from different perspectives.

Fraud costs Americans over a trillion dollars per year. So in Sin City, we made fraud prevention into an extreme sport.

Las Vegas, founded on the idea of getting people to not think about the long-term consequences of their actions, seems like the last place anyone would go to study history and sustainability. But look closer. Las Vegas is also the City of Second Chances, the surrounding Mojave Desert a land of mirages. Here the line separating reality and fantasy gets blurred. So do the lines separating graduate school, entrepreneurship, journalism, and fraud.

When I first went local, enrolling at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, I made new friends - and a few enemies. Among them: a young British tycoon who bought Mike Tyson’s mansion, poker players and golf hustlers, FBI agents and ex-cons, friendly neighborhood bounty hunters, and one charismatic frenemy: a young, clean energy technology entrepreneur named Xavier.

As The Strip seduces me, I uncover a complex maze of scams ranging from Photoshop forgeries, mortgage fraud, identity theft, and crowdfunding to hacking, hypnosis, and intellectual property theft. The schemes span from Sin City to the Rocky Mountains, China, and into the headquarters of Silicon Valley’s best-known clean energy nonprofit. As privacy disappears in the 21st century, turnabout is fair play. The hunter becomes the hunted. In Sin City, you can be whoever you want to be – but you have to pay the consequences. 

What is the ultimate Vegas rush: pulling off a multimillion-dollar con job – or blowing one up?

JIM ROSSI: Author/Historian

Cleantech Con Artists: A True Vegas Caper

Available on Amazon: 

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https://www.amazon.com/Cleantech-Artists-True-Vegas-Caper-ebook/dp/B07V6L5M8T/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Cleantech+Con+Artists&qid=1567207121&s=books&sr=1-2

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Website:

www.cleantechconartists.com

Email:

jim@cleantechconartists.com

LinkedIn: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cleantechconartist/

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Got Chargebacks? Midigator’s Trent Spratling Explains Chargeback Truths, Consequences, and Misconceptions

Got Chargebacks? Midigator’s Trent Spratling Explains Chargeback Truths, Consequences, and Misconceptions

July 9, 2019

Got Chargebacks? Midigator's Trent Spratling Explains Chargeback Truths, Consequences, and Misconceptions

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This week, Ruin a Bad Guy's Day Radio Interviews Midigator's Trent Spratling about Chargeback Truths, Consequences, and Misconceptions.

Topics Include:

We'll discuss some of the biggest misconceptions about fighting chargebacks and disputes, dealing with banks and credit card issuers, and the potential ROI and increased revenue possibilities for fighting chargebacks.

Special Guest: Trent Spratling has a unique understanding of what merchants need to scale their business and increase profitability through Midigator's payment dispute management system that helps you prevent and respond to credit card disputes and chargebacks.

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This episode of Ruin a bad Guys Day Radio is brought to you by:

 

Midigator: Midigator is a leader in payment dispute management services.

 

Are you tired of the same old daily grind with fighting chargebacks and credit card disputes? Are you drowning in a sea of endless data and spreadsheets?

 

Look no further – Midigator's payment dispute management system provides real time analytics and advanced artificial intelligence technology that helps you identify why disputes are occurring while reducing your chargebacks and enabling your business to better avoid them in the future.

Midigator's advanced prevention options include chargeback alerts and Visa's VMPI technology to help you recover lost revenue and improve your overall chargeback management strategy.

 

Let Midigator - "Help You Get Back to Growing Your Business!"

 

For more information on how Midigator can help you prevent and respond to credit card disputes and chargebacks - Visit Midigator.com

 

Contact: 

Trent Spratling

Midigator

Account Executive

Office: 406-203-1555

Web: Midigator.com

Email: Trenton.s@midigator.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trenton-spratling-038b632b/

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How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Tech Support Scams

How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Tech Support Scams

May 14, 2019

How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Tech Support Scams

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Ruin a Bad Guy's Day Radio discusses how tech support scammers target you and your personal devices by pretending to be representatives from a software tech support company or call center.

We will review a recent conviction of a tech support scammer with links to international crime who defrauded victims of $3 million dollars. We discuss how we can learn from the fraudsters.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

https://www.justice.gov/

Learn how to protect yourself and others from tech support scams and understand the different forms of scams which include phone and web scams. We will review how Microsoft is cracking down on tech support scammers and what they recommend for you to fight back and prevent you from being a victim.

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How to be Smart in a World of Stupid Criminals: Interview with Matt Christensen at FraudNotFrog.com

How to be Smart in a World of Stupid Criminals: Interview with Matt Christensen at FraudNotFrog.com

May 6, 2019

How to be Smart in a World of Stupid Criminals: Interview with Matt Christensen at FraudNotFrog.com

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Ruin a Bad Guy's Day Radio interviews Matt Christensen at FraudNotFrog.com. In this episode we discuss how professional development and training helps you stay ahead of stupid criminals and fraudsters. 

Matt is transforming Anti-Fraud CPE or continuing education and professional development for fraud fighters through Audit Lock consultancy and FraudNotFrog.com by offering convenient and mobile-friendly anti-fraud training for fraud examiners, auditors, and investigators. Listen to the Podcast to learn more!

Discussion Topics:

  • News Story: Stupid Criminals Butt-Dial 911 During Burglary
  • Helping you fight fraudsters through enhanced training and awareness through a better understanding of cybersecurity and internal audit controls at FraudNotFrog.com
  • How to leverage an existing skill set to break into the anti-fraud industry.
  • How cyber security and internal audit control professionals can break down silos and work together to fight fraud.

More Information:

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FraudNotFraud.com

https://www.fraudnotfrog.com/

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AuditLock Fraud Consultancy

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Matt Christensen

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/christensenmatt/

  • CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner | Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • ITPM - Insider Threat Program Manager | Software Engineering Group | Carnegie Mellon University
  • CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional | (ISC)2
  • GIAC GSLC - Security Leadership Certification | SANS Institute
  • GIAC GSEC - Security Essentials Certification | SANS Institute
  • CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control | ISACA
  • CCSK- Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge | Cloud Security Alliance
  • ITILv3 - Information Technology Infrastructure Library | EXIN

FraudNotFrog.com provides the best anti-fraud online training platform for continuing professional education (CPE) and other professional anti-fraud development. It's a new way of training and becoming a better fraudfighter.

Our platform is self-paced and mobile friendly - train while at work or while on the train.

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