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2015 International Parents’ Conference & Embassy Walk

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Thursday, March 26 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Avoiding Scams

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Parents of internationally abducted, wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained children often try to identify different strategies for recovering their children. Scam artists prey parents' frustration and desperation, often promising to locate and return children from large sums of money.   In addition to fake recovery specialists, other 'bad actors' attempt to collect donations in the name of the cause or, worse, in the name of an abducted child. Parents don't have to be "revictimized" by scammers. 

Join iStand parent and board member George Petroutsas for an opening discussion on some of the known scams  and tips for avoiding them. 

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Alissa Zagaris

Founding Member/ Parental Advocate, I STAND Parent Network
My son Leo was wrongfully retained in Greece by his father after summer visitation in 2011 against a mutually agreed upon divorce and custodial decree allowing international visitation, that was filed in Indiana (2009). My ex believed that my lack of knowledge and lack of financial means would give him the ability to successfully kidnap our American born permanent resident 10 year old son. Nikos Zagaris , the taking parent believed his... Read More →

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George Petroutsas

Board of Directors - Founding Member, iStand Parent Network
My son, Andoni, now 9 yrs old has been abducted by his non-custodial mother to Athens Greece twice! | The first abduction, November 2005, was when my ex, Despina Asvesta, took Andoni to Greece for a small 3 week trip, when she arrived safely, she called to say she was not coming back. | After a long court battle, in December 2005, I was granted sole legal & sole physical custody of Andoni by the Superior Court of Santa Cruz and Despoina was... Read More →

Thursday March 26, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room - 1st Floor

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