EPIC recently held authentication training for the Department of Insurance, Local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies at the 2017 NCICIE Conference in Winston Salem, NC. Since founding in 1992, the North Carolina Information Crime Information Exchange (NCICIE) has been a valuable resource that helps members detect, deter and prevent all types of insurance fraud. NCICIE’s membership is strong and focused on combating this serious issue. A combination of updated education through various training opportunities and communication through membership enables and fosters our continued success. Find out more information on the NCICIE website.
Crossville-Cumberland County Crime Stoppers Press Release
The Crossville Police Department, working under the supervision of 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and in conjunction with Cumberland County, Putnam County, Fentress County, Wilson County Sheriff’s Offices and Lebanon Police Department, have recovered nearly $1,000,000.00 dollars’ worth of illegal and counterfeit items.
On December 2, 2016 Crossville Detectives Danny Harris and Jason Wilson acted on a tip, that was provided by Agent Curt Moore of “EPIC” Services and Consulting, that a fairly substantial quantity of counterfeit designer clothing and articles were being sold at the Cumberland County Community Complex, in Crossville, TN. The detectives’ investigation located the merchandise and the items were confirmed as being counterfeit. During the following week, leads were developed in all the listed jurisdictions and, working in conjunction with the multiple other business owners who were volunteering their assistance, various additional counterfeit items, which bore the names of North Face, Louis Vitton, Polo, Yeti, Coach, Nike, as well as many others, were recovered.
Local impacts on economy and on the many citizens who thought that they were buying legitimate, name-brand items were not the only concerns for the involved agencies. Counterfeiting and piracy cost the U.S. economy between $200 billion and $250 billion per year, are responsible for the loss of 750,000 American jobs, and pose a threat to health and safety. The Crossville Police Department encourages shoppers to be very cautious when purchasing name-brand items from unknown sources and to examine all items carefully, to avoid being taken advantage of. If you come into contact with items that are counterfeit, visit https://www.stopfakes.gov/ to submit a report.
Authorities seized hundreds of name brand knock-off items worth tens of thousands of dollars during a raid just before Christmas. Read More
Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their smartphones.
"The Pandora's box of cyberattacks is about to open," says Pete Tyrrell, chief operating officer for Digital Guardian, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based data protection firm. "The cybercriminals are getting more and more creative — and at the end of the day, it's your personal information at risk." Read more
Friday, November 27, 2015 08:25PM
CUPERTINO, Calif. (KGO) --
There is a major warning for shoppers after federal agents have made a bust of high-end counterfeit items in the South Bay. Earlier this month at the De Anza College flea market, they seized more than $500,000 in fake merchandise.
Purses, jewelry, sports jerseys, hats and shoes are just a sampling of the more than 900 counterfeit items seized at the De Anza College Flea Market on the first Saturday of November. Based on retails prices, the loot is worth $530,000.