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THE MOB MUSEUM DEBUTS VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM TO ADDRESS COVID-19 FRAUD
LAS VEGAS (May 4, 2020) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, introduces a virtual edition of its monthly Community Safety Forum series. This month’s forum specifically addresses how Nevada is fighting fraud during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. The series provides content on an array of topics and is made possible thanks to a sponsorship from NV Energy and is available for viewing on the Museum’s YouTube channel linked here.
Nevada’s COVID-19 Fraud Task Force, comprising local, state and federal investigators and prosecutors, has received more than 400 complaints regarding suspected scams targeting citizens. These scams involve everything from false offers of antibody tests to phishing scams designed to obtain sensitive information such as bank information and social security numbers. Senior Deputy Attorney General Laura Tuck from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office joins The Mob Museum’s Director of Public Programs Shakala Alvaranga to discuss ways Nevadans can protect themselves during these unprecedented times.
For additional virtual educational and entertainment resources, visit The Mob Museum’s website, its blog for fresh and timely content, as well as its Mobile App for easy access to more digital Museum information as well as the entertaining “Doppelgangster” feature, which matches users with their Mob history lookalike drawn from a database of more than 800 organized crime and law enforcement figures.
For more information, please visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with Mob-related images. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and No. 4 on its list of 10Best U.S. History Museums, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
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