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Financial Crimes Investigator of the year 2013 EMEA
International Investigator of the Year 2013 - IAFCI - North America

International Association of Financial Crime Investigators

David Snow has been working in the private security and financial investigation arena since 1989. He was one of the first graduates and members of the Institute of Irish Investigators. He obtained the "youngest student award" from the Institute in 1989. In 2013 he was awarded Investigator of the Year by the Europe Middle East and African chapter of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators....

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David Snow


Announcing the release of an exciting new factual novel about identity theft, investigation, and international co-operation.

Someone has taken my place.
by David Snow.

... is an epic story of identity theft, insurance fraud and other criminal activity, which is based on a true story.

A classic chase, across Europe and the United States of America, by the investigator in search for intelligence on an international conman.

Will justice be served and the innocence restored to the children’s identities?

Introduction

  • Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America.
  • The number of identity theft incidents has reached 9.9 million a year, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Every minute about 19 people fall victim to identity theft.
  • It takes the average victim an estimated $500 and 30 hours to resolve each identity theft crime.
  • Studies have shown that it’s becoming more common for the ones stealing your identity to be those closest to you.
  • One study found 32% of identity theft victims discovered a family member or relative was responsible for stealing their identity. 
  • That same study found 18% were victimized by a friend, neighbor or in-home employee.
  • Most cases of identity theft can be resolved if they are caught early.
  • Financial institutions – like banks and creditors – usually only hold the victim responsible for the first $50 of fraudulent charges.
  • Only 28% of identity theft cases involve credit or financial fraud. Phone, utility, bank and employment fraud make up another 50% of cases.