All You Need To Know About Tony Semadeni

Tony Semadeni was born and brought up in the land of little Dove Creek, Colorado. Currently he is working as a Local business marketing and advertising consultant in Colorado Springs (USA). He provides top marketing, advertising strategies and services. Tony started a new life in the state of Colorado with his newly hitched wife in the year 2000. “Like Father like son”, his son is serving nation and is posted in U.S. Navy and is on a Submarine.

Tony is sporty and loves to teach his skills of Football, Track, Lacrosse, and Basketball to the young youth.

Tony as a naval officer and his travel

Tony Semadeni served the U.S. Navy and stayed onboard, USS Louisville SSN 724 Submarine, San Diego. This got him to visit many new places and countries while he was serving the U.S. Navy. These visits were full of adventures and were the eye opening experiences for him. He was able to treasure memories of his visit to exciting countries like the Seychelles Islands, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Mexico, Czech Republic, United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland.

Entrepreneurship

Apart from travelling and serving for the nation, he is a skillful and savvy entrepreneur.

  • During the mid-1990’s, Tony started his first business. He used to help market financial services for investments, mortgages and insurance companies in Southern California. During their startup years, Tony worked with Verizon to help market and expand their business.
  • After relocation, in the year 2000 he initiated a new business related to marketing of insurance and mortgages. With his intelligence, Tony realized the future of internet and shifted his work strategy according to the booming digital age. Working hard day and night, he acquired immense knowledge and is now an expertise in Google Marketing and Search Engine Optimizing.
  • After becoming an agent of AdZzoo, he extended local business awareness via Google, Yahoo and Bing.
  • Also, digital couponing with no up-front costs was set up by him for business owners.

He delivers everything need for the digital world business from advertising to social media marketing, with his own company brand of Business Checkup.

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My #1 Complaint – My Clients Don’t Protect Themselves from Fraud and Cyber Crime

Everyday of the year is Christmas for the criminal in today’s cyber-world. With technology making fraud and scams look more legitimate, it’s upon everyone’s shoulders to protect themselves from both online and offline business offers.

 

Here’s my shortest bullet-point list of things to know in order for you to be proactive in protecting not only your financial assets, but your online reputation as well.

 

Internet Fraud

Scam artists in the U.S. and around the world defraud millions of people each year by using the Internet to trick victims into sending money or giving out personal information.

 

Types of Internet Fraud

Internet crime schemes target victims using various methods.

  • Internet auction fraud – This scheme involves the misrepresentation of a product advertised for sale on an Internet auction site or non-delivery of merchandise.
  • Credit card fraud – Through the unauthorized use of a credit/debit card, or card number, scammers fraudulently obtain money or property.
  • Investment fraud – This is an offer using false claims to solicit investments or loans, or providing for the purchase, use, or trade of forged or counterfeit securities.
  • Nigerian letter or “419” fraud – Named for the violation of Section 419 of the Nigerian Criminal Code, it combines the threat of impersonation fraud with a variation of an advance fee scheme in which a letter, e-mail, or fax is received by the victim.

 

Tips for Avoiding Internet Fraud

Preventative measures will assist you in being informed prior to entering into transactions over the Internet.

  • Know your seller – If you don’t know who you’re buying from online, do some research.
  • Protect your personal information – Don’t provide it in response to an e-mail, a pop-up, or a website you’ve linked to from an e-mail or web page.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has additional tips to protect yourself and your family from the various types of Internet fraud.

 

Report Internet Fraud

If you believe you’ve been a victim of Internet fraud or cyber crime, report it:

  • You can report a cyber scam or threat by filing a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

 

 

Financial Fraud

Scam artists use different types of fraud to try to trick people out of their money. Two common types of fraud are banking scams and investment scams.

 

Banking Scams

Popular banking scams include:

  • fake check scams, where a scam artist creates counterfeit checks that look legitimate, with watermarks, routing numbers, and the names of real financial institutions. They then try to deposit them in banks, use them as part of other frauds against consumers, or use them to pay companies for products or services.
  • unsolicited check fraud, where a scammer may send you a check that you didn’t have a legitimate reason to receive. Unfortunately, if you cash it, you may be authorizing the purchase of items you didn’t ask for, signing up for a loan, or something else you didn’t ask for. The Federal Trade Commission offers tips to help you avoid being a victim of these scams, and recommends what to do if you have been a victim.

 

Investment Scams

Investment scams prey on your hope to earn interest or a return on investment on the amount of money that you invest. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers overviews of many common investment frauds, and tips to avoid being a victim.

If you are the victim of an investment fraud, you can file a complaint with the SEC or with your state’s securities administrator.

 

 

Charity Scams

Not all organizations that claim to be charities or help people are reputable. Some scam artists set up fake organizations, taking advantage of the public’s generosity immediately after a tragedy or major disaster. Some tips to help you detect common charity scam tactics:

  • Check out the charity before you give with the attorney general or the Better Business Bureau.
  • Don’t be pressured to give to an organization.
  • Don’t assume that you can get a tax deduction for donating to an organization. Use the IRS’s database of 501(c)3 organizations to find out if  it has this status.
  • Verify the name. Fake charities often choose names that are similar to well established charities or use keywords that elicit sympathy, such as “children”, “cancer”, or “disaster relief”.
  • Don’t send cash. Pay with a check or credit card.

If you suspect charity fraud, report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Although the Do Not Call Registry doesn’t apply to charities, you can ask an organization not to contact you again.

 

 

About the Author: Anthony L Semadeni has been consulting with business owners over the past decade, helping them understand the complexities of business marketing and brand awareness in the Internet age. Through his company, Business Checkup, he helps protect owner and business brand reputations. For more information, please visit www.onlinereputationmanagement.info or call 719-309-4499. Tony can be found at: www.tonysemadeni.com