Archives for January 2018

Senior Scams

Susan O’Leary, Marketing Director for Kensington Gardens, in Gig Harbor, Washington, has written an excellent article entitled Senior Scams 2017, How To Recognize, Refuse, and Report Them.

This article covers various frauds which plague not only seniors but others who are naive about these types of cons.

The National Council on Aging has outlined the top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors as:

Medicare and Health Insurance Scams

Counterfeit prescription drugs

Funeral and Cemetery Scams

Fraudulent Anti-Aging Products

Telemarketing Phone Scams

Internet Fraud

Investment Schemes

Homeowner/Reverse mortgage scams

Sweepstakes/Lottery Scams

The Grandparent Scam

These are just some of the many scams out there today. Sadly, criminals are constantly creating new and shrewd ways to scam people out of their hard-earned money.

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Bambenek Investigative Group

4810 Pt. Fosdick Drive NW,  200

Gig Harbor, Washington 98335-1711

(253) 255-6910

don@bambenekinvestigations.com

www.bambenekinvestigations.com

Member:

Association of Former Customs Special Agents (AFCSA)

Federal Law Enforcement Officer’s Association (FLEOA)

Intellenet

Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators

Pacific Northwest License, Tax, and Fraud Association (PNLTFA)

Top 10 List of Scams of 2018 (ConsumerFraudReporting.org)

Consumer Fraud Reporting has released the Current 2018 Top 10 List of Scams and Frauds. It outlines the more prevalent schemes which have already been used over the last decade to defraud businesses and individuals. It also details other common scams. It is well worth the time to read this article and familiarize yourself with these matters.

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Locating clients, defendants, fugitives, heirs, and witnesses.

Locating clients, defendants, fugitives, heirs, and witnesses.

In the 1970’s, I began working for the federal government. I began generating cases involving subjects who committed an offense and fled the area. In many of those cases, I had to identify the violator, document the case, then set out to locate that individual. I particularly enjoyed locating and arresting fugitives. I continued locating and apprehending fugitives throughout my career. I was able to track fugitives as they travelled around the world and throughout various countries. When they travelled to a country where I knew we could have them extradited from, I would contact authorities in that country to have them arrested. I would contact the appropriate United States Attorney’s Office and have them initiate the Request for Provisional Arrest. In one case I was required to testify in a foreign court to satisfy that court’s request for extradition.

Since I retired from federal service, I have been asked by numerous clients and law firms to locate witnesses, defendants, heirs and even clients they had lost contact with. Many of those were time sensitive matters that had been assigned to others. Having decades of experience in such matters has given me some insight as to where to start my investigation. Some of the cases that others have failed to complete have been fairly straightforward. I accomplished some of those in hours. Others might take days depending on the subject, the location and the wishes of the client.

I routinely take on these types of cases and have enjoyed completing them to my client’s satisfaction.

Donald A. Bambenek II

Bambenek Investigative Group

4810 Pt. Fosdick Drive NW,  200

Gig Harbor, Washington 98335-1711

(253) 255-6910

don@bambenekinvestigations.com

www.bambenekinvestigations.com

Member:

Association of Former Customs Special Agents (AFCSA)

Federal Law Enforcement Officer’s Association (FLEOA)

Intellenet

Pacific Northwest License, Tax, and Fraud Association (PNLTFA)