How to Recognize Human Trafficking, Elder Scams, and Identity Fraud
1 hour 5 minutes
Gain the information needed about identity and fraud crimes and how they are committed so you can recognize and prevent them.
Millions of people are affected by human trafficking, elder scams, and identity theft. Human trafficking is a global crisis affecting over 40 million people; 1 in 4 victims are children. It is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world and second only to drug trafficking in total valuation. According to an FBI report on elder scams, senior citizens lost almost $1 billion in scams in 2020, with a total of 105,301 people over the age of 65 experiencing an average loss of $9,175. Every year, millions of Americans are subject to identity theft. In 2020 alone, the FTC handled 2.2 million fraud reports. This course will provide an informative overview of human trafficking, elder scams, and identity theft crimes – how they are committed, how they can be recognized, and how they can be prevented.
• You will be able to describe the magnitude of human trafficking.
• You will be able to discuss current and pending legislation and regulations.
• You will be able to explain elder scams.
• You will be able to recognize identity theft red flags.