Edmonton, AB (PRWEB) June 19, 2013
Scam Detector Inc., developer of the award-winning smartphone Scam Detector™ application, announces new partnerships with the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC).
Known for their expertise in engaging citizens and law enforcement through innovative programs and prevention strategies, NCPC and NSA will provide new platforms and expand Scam Detector’s ability to educate the public about the latest scams. Scam Detector™ exposes the world's most notorious fraudulent activities, educating consumers around the globe on how to prevent financial fraud. Currently, the app has captured more than 670 scams that are grouped into nine categories by industry. Citizens are encouraged to submit scams and share them instantly in the app via Facebook, Twitter, or by email.
“Criminals rely on the delayed response of law enforcement, media, and victims to perpetrate their crimes on the unsuspecting. Scam Detector is an invaluable tool that gives the public immediate detection and identification of crimes in any variation criminals come up with. This can be an invaluable service to early detection and victimization avoidance.” - Sheriff Aaron Kennard (Ret.), Executive Director, National Sheriffs’ Association.
"The National Crime Prevention Council is excited to incorporate the Scam Detector™ app into our ongoing efforts to protect individuals from these constantly evolving scams and to partner once again with the National Sheriffs’ Association – offering this new tool to our consitituents," says Michelle Boykins, Senior Director of Communications at NCPC, home to McGruff the Crime Dog®.
"Scam Detector Inc. is proud to work with these two prestigious organizations to help broaden the reach of the Scam Detector™ app to Americans so they can keep up with fraudulent activities in this fast-paced world", said Sorin Mihailovici, VP Business Development of Scam Detector Inc.
About Scam Detector™
Other official partners of Scam Detector™ are the Better Business Bureau, Identity Theft Resource Center, and WeGoLook. Scam Detector™ is the recipient of the 2012 Alberta Consumer Champion Award, presented every year by the Government of Alberta. The app can be accessed on the iPhone and Android platforms, as well as via a web-based app, at http://www.scam-detector.com.
About National Sheriffs’ Association
National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is the largest association of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 22,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy three year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.
About the National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council is the nonprofit leader in crime prevention. For 30 years, our symbol of safety, McGruff the Crime Dog®, has delivered easy-to-use crime prevention tips to millions of adults, teens, and children. Law enforcement agencies nationwide rely on our expertise to make an impact on personal safety and crime every day. For more information on how NCPC can be a public safety expert for you or how to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®,” visit http://www.ncpc.org.
For further information or to schedule an interview please contact:
VP Business Development Scam Detector Inc.
Tel: (780) 720.7417; E-mail: sorin(at)scam-detector(dot)com
Program Associate, Communications - National Crime Prevention Council
Tel: (202) 261.4151; E-mail: skhalatbari(at)ncpc(dot)org
Director of Operations National Sheriffs' Association
Tel: (703) 838.5322; E-mail: fwilson(at)sheriffs(dot)org