Arizona Guild Meeting
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When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:30 PM
Where: North Mountain Visitors Center and Trailhead
12950 N. 7th St.
Exhibition Hall
Phoenix, Arizona  85022
United States
Contact: Sindi Schloss

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Cost: $20 for members or $25 for non-members
Purchase: Please make checks payable to: GIA Metro Phoenix
Mail to: IGS, Attn: GIA Metro Phoenix, 2933 North Hayden Road # 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Schedule: 6:30 p.m. - Networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres
7:00 p.m. - Presentation and questions



The Arizona Guild Presents

Updates on Jewelry Crime and Cyber Crime
Presented by FBI Supervisory Special Agent Nick Zarro and  FBI Special Agent Brad Thurman


In partnership with GIA Metro Phoenix Alumni Chapter.

FBI logoThe FBI is involved in jewelry and gem thefts as they cross state and even national boundaries. As a result, in 1992, the FBI created the Jewelry & Gem Theft program which oversees the investigations of these highly mobile jewelry thieves. Often these same thieves are involved in other kinds of organized crime activities already under scrutiny by the FBI.

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Nick Zarro has been with the FBI for seven years and previously served with the Phoenix Police Department. SSA Zarro is currently the Program Manager for the Major Theft Unit of the FBI in the Washington D.C. office. This unit focuses its resources on the most egregious major theft activity, specifically art, cargo, jewelry and gems, retail, and vehicles.

The fastest growing threat has become cyber crimes, so joining SSA Nick Zarro is Special Agent (SA) Brad Thurman from the FBI Phoenix Field Office. Brad is the Phoenix Business Email Compromise (BEC) subject matter expert, and will be speaking on crime related to online matters, providing some measures the attendees can incorporate to better protect their businesses. You don’t want to miss this one!



Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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