Episode 64

Published on:

13th Mar 2024

The Jordan Demay Story: Sextortion Scam Takes Teen's Life

Welcome to The Protectors Podcast, where today, we delve deep into the harrowing world of sextortion and its devastating impact on thousands of individuals each year. Joining us is John DeMay, a courageous father who tragically lost his teenage son to the sinister grip of sextortion.

In this heart-wrenching episode, John shares his family's painful journey, shedding light on the realities of sextortion and its profound consequences. We explore the tactics used by predators, the psychological toll on victims, and the urgent need for awareness and prevention measures.

Through John's raw and poignant storytelling, we confront the harsh realities of online exploitation and the urgent need for action. Tune in as we navigate through the darkness, seeking understanding, healing, and hope in the fight against sextortion.

The Protectors Podcast - where knowledge meets conversation.


John DeMay LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?keywords=John%20DeMay%2C%20Marquette%20Michigan&origin=GLOBAL_SEARCH_HEADER&sid=Avp

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnDemayExp

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Take It Down: https://takeitdown.ncmec.org/

Kids Online Safety Act: https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/about/issues/kids-online-safety-act

"I Got You" Movement: https://www.upmatters.com/sports/high-school-sports-zone/igotyou-apparel-fundraiser-celebrating-jordan-demays-memory/



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About the Podcast

IAFCI Presents... The Protectors
Presented by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators
From ATM Skimming to Human Trafficking, The Protectors Podcast takes you inside the minds of criminals from around the world with leading experts and the investigators who put them behind bars.  Presented by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI), and hosted by International President Mark Solomon and Chairman of the Board Michael Carroll. The Protectors is a bi-weekly podcast that aims to educate consumers on the fraud, financial, and cybercriminal activities that are happening every second of every day.  Don’t become the next victim. The host's and guest's opinions are their own and do not reflect those of management, employers, or sponsors. Listeners are encouraged to contact local or state law enforcement if they suspect being a victim of a crime.

About your hosts

Michael Carroll

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Michael Carroll is a retired Postal Inspector after serving 29 years with the US Postal Inspection Service. Mike spent most of his career investigating financial crimes including identity theft, mail theft, credit card fraud, and scams involving the US Mail. Mike is proud to say he has returned to the Inspection Service as a Contractor/Analyst with the Chicago Division. Mike has been a long-time member of the IAFCI and held past positions as Illinois Chapter President, International Secretary, and International Vice President. Mike is currently the International President and co-chair of the Identity Crimes/Scams and Elder Exploitation and Webinar committee. Mike is also an instructor on Financial Crimes Investigations and Elder Exploitation at the Homeland Training Security Institute at College of DuPage. Mike is also a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI)


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Mark Solomon is a Vice President for Fraud Investigations at a Financial Institution in Connecticut. Previously, he spent 26 years in law enforcement with 19 years in the Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, with 11 of those years assigned to a Federal Law Enforcement Task Force working large scale fraud, financial and cybercrime investigations.

Mark is a recognized expert in financial and cyber-crime investigations and has spoken throughout the U.S. and Internationally on skimming, access device fraud, identity theft, elder exploitation and other financially related crimes.

In 2010, Mark was selected as the MasterCard/IAFCI International “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” recipient. In 2014 Mark was a co-recipient of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Luminary Award for Intelligence Sharing. In 2015, Mark received the Dr. John Clarke Law Enforcement of the Year Award for the Greenwich Police Department and in 2016 was awarded the Financial Crime Investigator of the Year Award from the Henry C. Lee College at the University of New Haven.
In 2011, Mark became the IAFCI CT Chapter President and held the position until 2019. Currently, Mark is the IAFCI International 1st Vice President and is a Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI) as well as a certified instructor for the CT Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) for identity theft and financial crimes Investigations.
Mark is also an adjunct professor with (2) Universities in Connecticut and a volunteer with the AARP’s Fraud Watch Network group.
Mark received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in the Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.