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Online Fraud Trainings & Events

Training and Events

NCVLI conducts trainings on a variety of victims’ rights issues affecting victims of fraud, from best practices for serving victims in mass victimization fraud cases to assisting victims in recovering from identity theft.  Using webinars, teleconferences, and in-person trainings we are able to reach attorneys and advocates across the country with our trainings.
Past webinar trainings are available for members of the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) at

Request a Training

NCVLI frequently travels to other states to present trainings on a variety of topics.  If you would like to request a training, please fill out this form. Or, send us an email and suggest a topic for a future training.

Upcoming Trainings

NCVLI is facilitating two fraud-related webinar trainings in May!  Click below for registration and more details.

Social Media: Online Fraud & Victims’ Rights
Social media has become a part of everyday life; professors use it as an educational tool, savvy shoppers use it to find the latest deals, and it is an efficient way to keep in touch with family and friends. With all the benefits of internet connectedness comes the exposure to online fraud.This webinar addresses social media as it relates to criminal prosecutions, specifically exploring privacy rights, tips to protect from becoming a victim of online fraud, and the implications on a victim’s right to privacy and protection.

Responding to the Unique Challenges Facing Victims in Cases with an International Component
Victims of crime face a myriad of hurdles in the aftermath of crime, from where to turn for services, to understanding whether they have rights, to knowing how to protect those rights during the investigation and prosecution of the crime. These hurdles are even more daunting when the crime is committed or investigated abroad and the victim has to navigate foreign justice and service systems. Whether the crime is an online crime where the victim is in the United States but the perpetrator is abroad, or whether the crime occurs when the victim is traveling only to have the victim return home to wonder what is happening, fortunately there are resources available!  Join us for an informative and engaging discussion about the hurdles these victims face and the services that are available.

Selected Previous Trainings

In October 2011, NCVLI’s Responding to Online Fraud Project  and the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA)  facilitated a webinar entitled Assisting Elderly Victims of Mortgage Fraud.  This training was presented by Theresa Ronnebaum, Identity Theft Program Specialist with the Florida Attorney General’s Office, and Terry Campos, JD, Responding to Online Fraud Legal Director at NCVLI.  

 In February 2011, NCVLI completed a three-part National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) webinar series entitled Online Fraud and Identity Theft: The Hurdles Victims Face to Protecting their Rights and the Tools Available to Overcome Them.   Overall, the series trained 150 unique individuals (some attendees attended multiple sessions), preparing them to better serve victims of online fraud and identity theft. 

  • Part One, An Introduction to the Crimes of Online Fraud and Identity Theft, and to the Rights of these Victims, was provided as the foundation for the rest of the series with the goals of equipping participants with basic knowledge of online fraud and identity theft, victims’ rights, and best practices in providing legal and support services to victims of such crimes.  To ensure that participants were able to attend this foundational training, this part of the series was presented twice - on December 2nd and then again on January 6th, 2011, drawing a combined 96 registrants.  Presenters included national identity theft expert, Paula Pierce, JD of Texas Legal Services; NCVLI Responding to Online Fraud Project Victim Advocate & Project Director, Jo Borkan, MSW;  and Responding to Online Fraud Project Legal Director, Terry Campos, JD. 
  • Part Two, Online Fraud: Best Practices in Identifying and Meeting the Legal and Support Needs of Victims, was presented by Responding to Online Fraud Project staff Jo Borkan and Terry Campos on January 13, 2011 and drew 84 registrants.  Part 2 of the series had the goal of delving in to online fraud specifically and discussing unique hurdles such as mass victimization and best practices for serving victims such as password protected websites to provide case updates and information to victims. 
  • Part Three, Identity Theft: Best Practices in Identifying and Meeting the Legal and Support Needs of Victims, was presented on February 24, 2011 and drew 133 registrants.  Attendees learned from national identity theft experts Russell Butler of the Maryland Crime Victim Resource Center; Paula Pierce of Texas Legal Services; and Lisa Schifferle of the Federal Trade Commission.  Attendees were provided the tools to serve identity theft victims in both the civil and criminal systems, using best practices such as the Federal Trade Commission’s new pro bono Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims

Participant surveys revealed high satisfaction with these trainings; 99% of respondents who attended the introduction reported that it would help them better serve and/or understand victims.   Over 96% of respondents felt the trainings improved their understanding of the subject matter.

Positive feedback collected from attendees included:

“It was great!  I learned a lot about working with victims of online fraud.  Thanks!”

“Great session”¦The presenters were clear, had pleasing voices, and were effective.”