In “Hunting the Con Queen of Hollywood: Who’s the ‘Crazy Evil Genius’ Behind a Global Racket?” (Hollywood Reporter, 11 July 2018), K2 Intelligence is recognized for its high-end corporate investigations work unraveling a sophisticated impersonation scam targeting powerful female entertainment executives in order to con thousands of dollars out of Hollywood industry insiders. According to Nicoletta Kotsianas, a director in the firm’s New York office who has worked extensively on this investigation, “The people being impersonated are a who’s who of Hollywood, as well as high-net-worth individuals in New York.” Snežana Gebauer, head of K2 Intelligence’s Investigations and Disputes practice, adds, “There is an important element of social engineering going on with these victims. They know everything about their victims’ personal lives and use the necessary pressure points, and they use publicly available information about the executives they are impersonating.” 

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