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Think you’re too educated to become a fraud victim?

The lack of correlation between a person’s education and their propensity to fall victim to a fraudster is all too familiar. Fraudsters are entrepreneurs. The types of fraud they perpetrate and the marketplaces in which they find success vary depending on their talents, skills and operating comfort zones.

Also, fraud is a relational crime. Potential victims — prospective marks — will be more susceptible…

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Protect the Potential Victims of Fraud

According to Jean-François Fortin, the executive director of enforcement at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), there are two ways that regulators can prevent and deter fraudsters. “First the certainty of being caught. And second, the certainty of punishment.”

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How Criminals Disappear

Newspaper headlines and television news media have been inundated with stories of investment advisors who have fleeced their clients out of millions of dollars and vanished into thin air. How do people just vanish?

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