“Romance Scammers Have Used My Photos Since 2016”

March 4, 2023
Hosted by Rebecca Herold

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Episode Description

Bryan Denny served as an officer in the U.S. Army for 26 years. In 2016, Bryan’s photos were stolen and used to build thousands of fake profiles. Kathy Waters has logged over 4,000 volunteer hours helping those like Bryan Denny whose identity has been stolen, as well as the women and men who have fallen victim to the scammers. Each day new headlines report the financial and emotional destruction that romance scammers wreak on their victims’ lives, who include both the targeted victims of the scams, and those whose images are used by the criminals to commit the crimes. Listen in to hear my riveting conversation with Bryan Denny and Kathy Waters as they describe the vast amount of damage romance scammers are increasingly causing. • How did Bryan discover his identity was being used for romance scams? • How did Kathy get involved with helping hundreds of romance scam victims? • What tactics do romance scammers use? • What are some of the real-life experiences of romance scam victims? • Why are romance scammers so successful with their crimes? • How can you spot a likely romance scammer? • To what groups, agencies, etc. should romance scammers be reported? Kathy and Bryan answer these and many more questions. See more about Kathy Waters and Bryan Denny at https://advocatingforu.com/meet-the-board #Privacy #PrivacyManagement #RiskManagement #CyberSecurity #DataSecurity #Cybercrime #PersonalData #Awareness #Education #IDTheft #IdentityTheft #IDFraud #IdentityFraud #Cybercriminals #RomanceScams #ScamVictims

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There are more information security and privacy threats than ever before. As more technologies emerge, more surveillance tactics are used, and more artificial intelligence systems are deployed, cybersecurity and privacy risks grow exponentially. Rebecca has spent her entire career working to improve information security and privacy protections, by not only raising awareness of the issues within businesses and other types of organizations, but also by raising the awareness of these risks in the public and helping them to understand how to better protect their own personal data, allowing them to take their privacy protections into their own hands. Rebecca offers information about these existing and emerging security and privacy risks and provides fresh insights into the impacts of exploiting these risks, and gives guidance, tips, expert advice and news, with fascinating guests, to help all organizations, and the general public, understand what they need to do to mitigate these risks.

Rebecca Herold

Rebecca has 25-plus years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(R) consultancy she founded in 2004, and Co-Founder/CEO of Privacy Security Brainiacs online services, where Rebecca engineered the systems and created all the content, including automated risk assessments and training courses. Rebecca has authored 20 books, contributed to dozens of other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for 7 years, a member of the NIST Privacy Framework development team, and is a NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program team member. Rebecca has provided expert witness services for HIPAA compliance, IoT security, privacy and location tracking, retirement community members’ personal data misuse, and other cases. Rebecca was co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for 9 years. Rebecca has received numerous awards, including named as a Top 100 Women Fighting Cybercrime and a Cybersecurity Woman of the Year. Rebecca has provided keynotes on 5 continents and is frequently interviewed on TV and in international publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CDPSE, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Ponemon Privacy Fellow. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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