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Fraud – Protect Yourself and Your Firm 2010


Fraud is a deception made for personal gain. In a business sense, fraud has plagued the financial industry for years. Advances in technology have enabled it to become inventive and creative, wreaking a bigger havoc than industry experts could have predicted.

Identity theft, which is one type of "computer crime" is fast becoming the biggest threat to firms all over Canada and the U.S. This course will provide realistic guidance on how to prevent and identify such scams, as well as how to respond if they are suspected or occur.

You will learn about the relevant industry regulations developed to try and counter the effects of the unlawful use of technology and about the potential regulatory and civil liability faced by firms or individuals who do not have proper mechanisms in place to deter this type of crime.

What You Will Learn:

This 3-hour online mini-course will focus on the following:

  • Different types of identity theft and fraud
  • Gain insight into the “Know Your Client” rules and procedures for fraud prevention
  • Learn how historical fraud schemes have been reinvented to influence technology
  • Learn about naked short selling and the role mortgage fraud played in the 2008 sub-prime crisis
  • Learn how wireless networks could make branch audit programs more complex as employees work remotely outside the office