Curtain Call

Abuse of the elderly is a very serious matter. It doesn’t matter who you are, this tragic form of abuse can happen to anyone. I recently read this article outlining the story of Mickey Rooney and his experience with elder abuse. I wanted to share this tale as a warning to everyone out there, that no matter who you are or what situation you are in, that it is entirely possible to be taken advantage of.

Claudia to be Keynote Speaker for Soroptimists

Claudia is delighted to announce that she will be the Keynote Speaker for the Soroptimists this coming January.

Soroptimist International is a world-wide volunteer service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Claudia is honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization and more details will be posted as they become available

Rising From Ashes to be Published in November

Claudia's first book, Rising From Ashes, will be published this November. Originally expected for January, the book is going to be released 2 months early and will be available for order on the site and through Amazon.

Pre-order your copy now to receive the book first!

Common Fraud Terms

There are a number of terms out there related to fraud. It is important that you understand the types of fraud that takes place so you can avoid them. By educating yourself on the many types of scams out there, you will be much more likely to see them coming before a con artist has the chance to take advantage of you.

Types of Scams and How to Avoid Them

Con artists find numerous ways to lure victims into falling for their games. Con artists go to great lengths to try and trick their victims into producing whatever they need. Here are some of the more common cons to look out for and how to avoid them.

Contest Cons
Con artists may appear saying that you are the winner of a contest, and to claim your prize you must provide money for postage, taxes, registration, etc. Avoid this con by not sending any money or providing any information. There is no reason to pay anything for a free prize.

Ways to Spot a Con Artist

There are many individuals out there who will take advantage of anyone they can. Keeping an eye out for scammers will help you to spot a potential con artist before they have the opportunity to take advantage of you. I have compiled some of the top ways to spot a con artist before it’s too late.

Claudia to Speak at Boise's Story Story Night

Claudia Nelson has been chosen as one of the keynote speakers for Boise's Story Story Night. 

Story Night will take place on Monday, August 29th at the Linen Building.

The event bigins at 7pm. Claudia will tell her story about her fight to bring down a $100,000,000 international Ponzi scheme.

For more information and to get priority tickets please visit Story Story Night. Guests are encouraged to arrive early as the events fills up quick.

When Adversity Strikes, Make A Choice

Proactive Choices bring amazing results

If you are like me, when tragedy strikes, you give into your emotions and react. After my mother and sister were killed, my brother-in-law shot and my nieces kidnapped to be sold for Satanic worship, I did something different. I made a choice. Would I remain a victim or this tragedy or do something about it and become victorious over it?  Because I made the proactive choice I healed myself and then worked to help others heal. Today I am the author of two books.

How Fraud Affects a Victim

…to take a man’s money, his means of survival, victimizes and abuses him at every level – physically, mentally and emotionally/spiritually.


This article is being posted  because knowledge is a vital step in helping fraud victims recover from the affects of fraud,

Ten Steps for Avoiding Scams

  1. Don’t let yourself be hurried. If it is good, it won’t go away.
  2. Always ask for information in writing, through the mail.
  3. Never put money into something you don’t understand.
  4. Ask what agency (state of federal) regulates them.
  5. Don’t give financial information on the phone.
  6. Check out references.
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