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Chris Parker, the founder of WhatIsMyIPAddress.com, interviews guests and tells real-life stories about topics to open your eyes to the danger and traps lurking in the real world, ranging from online scams and frauds to everyday situations where people are trying to take advantage of you—for their gain and your loss. Our goal is to educate and equip you, so you learn how to spot the warnings signs of trouble, take quick action, and lower the risk of becoming a victim.
 
We Catch Thieves is a unique podcast providing a closer look at the men and women who make a living catching thieves. Each episode delivers an important "Tip Worth Stealing" and includes an inside perspective related to catching thieves in a variety of environments. This show will appeal to a variety of listeners including Loss Prevention personnel, Corporate Investigators, Private Investigators, and the general public!
 
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With Giving Tuesday right around the corner, it is important to make sure that the money we give gets to the causes we are passionate about. In the midst of the season of giving, scammers are working to get as much of your charity as they can. Today’s guests are Michael Thatcher and Zachary Weinsteiger. Michael leads Charity Navigator and its effor…
 
Carla Walker was kidnapped from her boyfriend’s car after a Valentine's Day high school dance in 1974, and was found brutally murdered three days later. A Texas man has been arrested after the Othram Inc. forensic laboratory identified a genetic profile in the cold case. Plus, a person of interest in the 2011 disappearance of young pregnant woman B…
 
As cybercrime grows more sophisticated day by day, so do technical defenses. But great technology is no match for an employee clicking on a simple phishing email. Psychological security is designed to protect the human mind from manipulation that leads to compromises. Today’s guest is Adam Anderson. Adam is chairman of the board for Hook Security a…
 
Local Michigan singer Egypt Covington was found tied up with Christmas lights and shot in the back of the head in June 2017, and the killer eluded capture for years. An Ohio man was arrested last week and charged with Covington’s murder. Plus, a 54-year-old Florida businessman was arrested 300 miles from where his 18-year-old girlfriend was shot de…
 
What is it like to be a world-renowned cybercriminal and what motivates them? Today’s guest referred to as the original internet Godfather shares his experience running a cybercriminal empire, going on the run, and ultimately turning his life around. Brett Johnson was responsible for refining modern financial cybercrime as we know it today. After b…
 
Embezzlement is on the rise, but only a few incidents ever get reported to law enforcement. Why do people steal and how are they doing it? What can business owners do to help prevent these crimes and what should they do if they suspect them? Our guest today is Kelly Paxton. She has more than 25 years of investigation experience and is a certified f…
 
In a True Crime Daily exclusive, we have updates in the case of Aaron and Petie Schwartz, two Amish brothers who raped their 12-year-old sister in Missouri and originally got off with only probation. Joining the podcast are Luis Bolaños and Tiffani Hill, who played a big part in getting justice for the victim. Plus, interviews with two women who le…
 
With the cost of surveillance and mass information gathering becoming cheaper and easier, laws are struggling to keep pace. Who is fighting for transparency and working to protect your digital rights? Our guest today is Danny O’Brien. Danny has been an activist for online free speech and privacy for over 20 years. He co-founded the Open Rights Grou…
 
An Arkansas farmer accused of striking a female jogger with his pickup truck, sexually assaulting her, then burying her body in a field reportedly joined a community search for the victim days afterward. Investigators say Quake Lewellyn, who is married, and Sydney Sutherland knew each other. Plus, a two-time candidate for Idaho governor is arrested…
 
The pandemic has taken an economic toll on millions of lives. People are struggling, people want to help, and others are looking to take advantage of both. Before panicking about your bills or giving to the latest charitable cause, you need to listen to this episode to make sure your money is going where you think it is. Our guest today is Dori Zin…
 
An Alabama woman who pleaded guilty to murdering her accused rapist was sentenced to 20 years after her Stand Your Ground self-defense appeal was denied. Brittany Smith had more than 30 injuries on her body, and her alleged assailant had “very high amounts of methamphetamine in his system” when he died. Plus, two Florida parents are charged after a…
 
Information security is not just technical. There is a human aspect involved and fixing that is more than just identification and awareness. Our guest today is Ira Winkler. Ira is the president of Secure Mentem and the author of the book You Can Stop Stupid. He is referred to as the modern-day James Bond, given his skills both physically and techni…
 
A West Virginia woman who married her father after they tortured and killed her boyfriend in 2019 pleads guilty to murder. The victim was beaten with a wine bottle, injected with meth, and strangled with a garbage bag. Plus, updates on Nebraska’s Sydney Loofe case, whose body parts were found scattered along country roads after she went on a second…
 
With the 2020 elections right around the corner, do you know who is trying to influence you and how they’re doing it? Listen on to learn about the ins and outs of disinformation, misinformation, interference, and influence. Morgan Wright is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, and advanced technology. His …
 
A New Hampshire man allegedly forced his wife to decapitate her lover after learning about their affair. And there’s a huge uproar over the light sentence two Amish brothers received after admitting to sexually assaulting their 12-year-old sister. The girl recently gave birth as a result of those attacks. Plus, Dr. Terry Dubrow from Oxygen’s “Licen…
 
With more and more dating moving online, how do we separate real honest people from those who are misrepresenting themselves and the outright scammers? Our guest today is Kezia Noble. Kezia is a leading female dating and attraction expert for men and author of the bestselling book The Noble Art of Seducing Women. Kezia’s company helps clients learn…
 
A woman in Florida has been charged with murdering her husband after his body was found buried under a concrete slab in her backyard. Plus, a Kentucky man is accused of killing his girlfriend and then bringing her dismembered body parts in suitcases with him on a bus ride to visit his mother. Joining us is criminal defense attorney Joshua Ritter. T…
 
Have you ever received calls either at work or at home where the caller wants you to verify some information about yourself or someone else in the company? This could just be someone updating their records or it could be the start of social engineering. Our guest today is Jack Rhysider. Jack is the host of the podcast DarkNet Diaries: True Stories …
 
We are joined by kidnapping victim Jack Teich, who is finally opening up about what happened to him. Jack also helps us understand the terror of a blind father in California whose 6-year-old daughter was almost kidnapped from him. Plus, a mom from Georgia has been missing since the Fourth of July. Thanks to our sponsor:Visit betterhelp.com/tcd for …
 
If your reputation or the reputation of your business gets trashed online, it can have a lasting impact. But there are things that you can do today to limit the impact of negative online statements about you and some of them are easier than you might expect. Our guest today is Chris Silver Smith. Chris is the CEO of Argent Media, a marketing agency…
 
A Brazilian gospel-singing politician may be expelled from congress to face charges after being accused of masterminding her husband’s murder, which was carried out by some of their own 55 children. Plus, a man killed his wife and then reported her missing. Their 8-year-old son, however, witnessed the murder and now the father has pleaded guilty. L…
 
Conspiracy theories are all crazy, right? Well, maybe not. There’s some history as to why so many people believe in them. What we really need is a conspiracy theory detection kit and that’s what we have in today’s episode. Our guest today is Dr. Michael Shermer. Dr. Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine, the host of the Science Salo…
 
A father placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after allegedly shooting his two daughters to death in an “honor killing” was arrested after being on the lam for 12 years. Plus, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son is facing almost 10 years in prison for stabbing a neighbor over a trash can dispute. Criminal defense attorney Danielle Iredale joins us. See omnys…
 
Long gone are the days of companies giving away coolers on college campuses when students would sign up for high-interest credit cards. Unfortunately, there are still sneaky promotions, fine print, and ways these companies take advantage of unsuspecting customers. Our guest today is Sara Rathner. Sara is a NerdWallet travel and credit cards expert.…
 
Reality TV star James Timothy Norman, the son of restaurant owner Robbie Montgomery of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” fame, allegedly conspired with an exotic dancer in a murder-for-hire plot against his nephew. Plus, a couple in Tennessee reportedly admitted to storing a woman’s body in a freezer after they raped and killed her. Retired Judge Katherin…
 
To what extremes are you willing to go for complete privacy and security? No one takes privacy as seriously as today’s guest, John McAfee. John McAfee is known for founding McAfee Antivirus, being a crypto currency evangelist and a privacy activist. In this episode, John shares the lengths he goes to protect his own privacy with significant unexpec…
 
A self-professed witch has been charged with kidnapping the toddler of missing Georgia mom Leila Cavett. Plus, a Florida woman was fatally shot by her ex-boyfriend in front of several children, including one who was in the middle of a virtual class on the first day of school. Dr. Judy Ho joins us. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information…
 
Twenty years ago, cybersecurity was something that only nerds talked about. Now cybersecurity has gone mainstream. Listen in as we talk about common scams, the recent Twitter hack, and organized crime with Graham Cluley from The Smashing Security Podcast. Graham Cluley has been working in the computer security industry since the early 1990’s. He wa…
 
The nephew of a California man who vanished in 2017 after making dinner for his wife has been arrested by homicide detectives. And a transient sex offender is charged with murder after a female professional poker player’s burned body was found in a wooded lot in Michigan. With guest Amanda Lamb. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve rapidly changed the way we work, how we play, and how we’re educated. This sudden shift leaves us and our families exposed to privacy and security risks we previously hadn’t thought about or planned for. Listen up for any blindspots you might have. Our guest today is Rebecca Herold. Rebecca, also known as The …
 
Police in Orange County, California, have solved a 52-year-old cold case murder — the county’s oldest Jane Doe case. Using genetic genealogy, detectives were able to identify a young woman who had been found dead in a Huntington Beach farm field more than half a century ago. Plus, a Los Angeles County judge dismissed the case against four social wo…
 
I’m contacted by people on a regular basis who believe that their devices have been compromised and that they’re being stalked and spied on. Sometimes they’ve misinterpreted what they’re looking at but sometimes they are actually being digitally stalked. Find out what to do about it in this episode. Today’s guest is John Bambenek. John is the Vice …
 
A man from New York has allegedly confessed to stabbing and dismembering his wife while on vacation in France. Plus, a man in Montana was charged with 64 counts of child sex abuse but received only a one-year deferred prison sentence after reaching a plea deal. He went on to marry one of his alleged victims. Civil rights attorney and legal analyst …
 
Federal Judge Esther Salas’ husband was wounded and their son was killed after a man dressed as a FedEx delivery driver shot them at their New Jersey home. Suspect Roy Den Hollander, who took his own life, has been identified as an “anti-feminist” lawyer, and is now linked to a separate fatal shooting in California. Plus, a tech CEO was found disme…
 
I’ve been telling people for years that they need to implement two-factor authentication wherever possible. Now that you’ve done that, imagine the havoc that would happen if those security codes were sent to somebody else enabling them to access your email, social media accounts, and worse your bank accounts. It is called SIM swapping, porting out,…
 
A retired Jacksonville detective and his ex-wife have been arrested and charged for the 1999 murder of a business owner. Plus, a mom in Tennessee has been accused of fatally shooting her 5-year-old daughter and trying to blame it on her 2-year-old son. Eric Rosoff, a former police lieutenant and the head of Campus Safety Group, joins us. See omnyst…
 
Just because someone isn’t trying to scam you out of your hard-earned money doesn’t mean that they don’t see you as a pawn, stepping stone, or a means to an end. Find out how to protect yourself from a narcissist. Our guest today is Dr. Ramani Durvasula. Dr. Ramani Durvasula is one of the world-leading experts on narcissism. She is a clinical psych…
 
Human remains found in Texas have been identified as missing 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen. Plus, two teens on TikTok discovered dead bodies stuffed in a suitcase in Seattle. Dr. Judy Ho is our guest. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By True Crime Daily
 
We’ve all had that random fraudulent charge show up on our credit card and we wonder how did that happen. Do I need to cancel my credit card? Do I need to get a new one? Today we talk about credit card skimming with Scott Schober. Scott Schober is the president and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems, a 48-year-old leading provider of advanced worl…
 
Three people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Coachella Valley, California, couple who vanished more than three years ago. Our guest Luis Bolaños shares the tip he received that helped authorities make the arrests. Also, 19-year-old Chrystul Kizer, who was charged in the 2018 killing of a man prosecutors say sexually abu…
 
Many of us have seen James Veitch’s comedic YouTube videos of him interacting with email scammers. Today’s guest shares how he helps real-world victims of those scams and he has participated in taking down criminal enterprises. Wayne May is the owner of scamsurvivors.com. He began as a scam baiter in 2005 before concentrating and helping the victim…
 
A woman in Texas who has been on the run for seven years after killing her husband has been arrested. Maria Montalvo is accused of murdering her husband Simon Montalvo, 43, in April 2013 at their home in DeSoto, Texas while the couple’s two sons were asleep in their beds upstairs. Plus, the Army now suspects foul play in the case of missing Fort Ho…
 
Accounting doesn’t sound like a sexy career choice. How about forensic accounting and getting to work with the FBI and Secret Service? Now that’s getting interesting. White-collar crime is typically committed by business or government professionals that engage in fraud, insider trader, embezzlement, or cybercrime. It can destroy companies, individu…
 
Lori Vallow’s children had been missing for months, but the search for them is officially over. Authorities confirmed that they found the bodies of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow on the property of Vallow’s husband, doomsday author Chad Daybell. Plus, in Waco, Texas, 35-year-old Laura Sanchez has been charged with first-de…
 
Have you ever wondered what strange things a digital forensic investigator has to dig through? Listen to this episode to find out. Our guest for this episode is Jake Moore. Jake Moore is a cybersecurity specialist for ESET, Europe’s number one internet security and anti-virus company. Jake previously worked in the police force for 14 years investig…
 
In part two of our investigation into the Ahmaud Arbery case, we look further into the circumstances of his death, as well as long-standing allegations of police corruption. Joining us are Ahmaud’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, and his aunt Thea Brooks, along with attorney Chris Stewart, investigator Luis Bolaños, and Elizabeth Graddy, the attorney r…
 
Ahmaud Arbery was killed Feb. 23, 2020. His death evoked strong emotions about justice and race in this country after a graphic video of his shooting was made public. In part one of our special, we look at how Ahmaud’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, raised the case’s visibility and helped uncover major details. Joining us in part one are Ahmaud’s moth…
 
I have always been curious as to why so many people fall for scams. What are some of the consistent elements that scammers use to hook us? In this episode, we find out. We talk about the different psychological tactics scammers use to successfully scam their victims. Our guest for this episode is Dr. Stacey Wood. Dr. Wood is a clinical neuropsychol…
 
You have probably heard of multi-level marketing also called MLM or network marketing. A multi-level marketing company is a company that recruits people to sell their products to their network including their friends and family. Network marketers typically buy inventory and then try to sell it. They can also recruit people underneath them and creat…
 
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