In “Sent to Indonesia by a Fake Film Executive? The F.B.I. Wants to Talk to You” (The New York Times, 15 July 2019), K2 Intelligence’s Nicoletta Kotsianas highlights how potential victims of the Con Queen of Hollywood, and other scams, can protect themselves. Some steps include monitoring what information people are making publicly available about themselves, and recognizing that if something feels too good to be true, it likely is. Performing some due diligence to verify the inquirer’s identity can also help thwart fraud, such as calling the company they indicate they are from to verify their identity.
To help identify the Con Queen of Hollywood scam’s true reach, K2 Intelligence encourages all victims to use the portal and web form, which can be found here.