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March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training

  • March 13, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056
  • 40


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Presentation: Criminal Perspectives: Former US Most Wanted Cybercriminal Brett GOllumfun Johnson Discusses His Involvement in Cybercrime, It's Current State, and Details the Most Common Crimes Committed Today

Key Speaker: Brett Johnson, Convicted Fraudster 

Presentation Description:

Mr Johnson will deliver a two hour presentation at the Houston ACFE, March 13, 2008. The presentation will be split into two parts.

During the first part, Brett will detail his life of crime, how he became involved in cybercrime and developed the precursor to today's darkweb, his arrest, and also his subsequent reformation. Johnson will discuss his motivations, his deceit, the specifics of crimes he committed, and how he became reformed.

For the second part of the presentation, Mr Johnson will detail the current state of cybercrime. Included will be how organized cybercrime operates, why it operates in said manner, and the motivations of its actors. Brett will then discuss in detail some of the most common crimes committed by todays cybercriminals giving detailed walkthroughs of exactly how these crimes are committed, the tools used to commit them, the way targets are acquired, and what businesses and individual can do to protect themselves from these cybercrimes. Discussed will be Synthetic Fraud, ATO Fraud, CNP Fraud, Payment Processor Fraud, Identity Theft, and more.

Brett Johnson Bio

Former United States Most Wanted, Brett “GOllumfun” Johnson, referred to by the United States Secret Service as “The Original Internet Godfather” has been a central figure in the cybercrime world for almost 20 years. Mr Johnson built and was leader of ShadowCrew, the precursor to today’s darknet markets. He was instrumental in developing many areas of online fraud while helping design, implement, and refine modern Identity Theft, Account Take Over Fraud, Card Not Present Fraud, IRS Tax Fraud, and countless other social engineering attacks, breaches, and hacking operations.

Upon his capture, the United States Secret Service hired Mr Johnson to work as a consultant and informant. Johnson worked with the Secret Service for several months before going on a cross country crime spree, being placed on the US Most Wanted List, being captured again, sent to prison, escaping prison, being captured yet again, and finally accepting responsibility for his actions.

Today, Brett works as a security consultant and public speaker. He has worked with groups such as the FBI, Microsoft, eMailage, NextCaller,IDology, AARP, BBWest, TIB, The ACFE, The Card Not Present Group, The Identity Theft Resource Council, PRO, Universities, and many others.

Brett has been featured on numerous media outlets, most recently NBC, CNN Money, ArsTechnica, The Independent, and more.

Mr. Johnson can be contacted via www.anglerphish.com

Presentation: Ethical Issues for Fraud Examiners

Key Speaker: John D. Gill, J.D., CFE 

Vice President - Education Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 

Presentation DescriptionIn your work to resolve allegations of fraud, you might encounter ethical issues that require you to look beyond the technical requirements of your job and toward the moral dimensions. But ethical issues can be perplexing. This presentation will discuss how to approach an ethical dilemma and where to look for guidance.

John D. Gill Bio

John D. Gill graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. In 1990, he received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. 

Prior to working for the ACFE, Mr. Gill was an attorney in the Austin, Texas office of the law firm of Bragg, Chumlea, McQuality, Smithers and Curry where he was involved with civil fraud, insurance, and deceptive trade practices cases. He was the editor of the DTPA Forms and Practice Guide written by David Bragg and Michael Curry. 

In 1995, Mr. Gill joined the ACFE and served as both its General Counsel and the manager of the Research Department for nine years. When the Research Department expanded in 2003, he took on the role of Research Director. 

In 2009, he was promoted to Vice President – Education. In that capacity he oversees the production and development of all of the books, manuals, self-study courses, and seminar and conference materials produced by the ACFE. Currently, the ACFE publishes thirteen different books and manuals, thirty self-study courses, dozens of online offerings, and materials for more than thirty different seminars and conferences. 

He serves on the faculty of the ACFE and is a co-instructor of the CFE Exam Review class. He is a co-author of The Fraud Examiners Manual and serves as the editor-in-chief for the CFE Exam and the CFE Exam Preparation Course. He is also a contributing author to Fraud Magazine. 

Mr. Gill is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Austin Chapter of ACFE, Phi Beta Kappa, the State Bar of Texas, and the American Bar Association. 


CPE Credits: 4 Fraud CPE Credits (2 credits will count towards ACFE ethics requirements but will not meet the CPA ethics requirements)


    Registration Begins 
    Criminal Perspectives
11:30AM     Lunch 
12:00PM     Ethical Issues for Fraud Examiners
2:00PM      Closing & Dismissal 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of thinking through an ethics issue and understand what questions should be asked?
  • Discover what factors should be considered and how to recognize and respond to key ethical issues 
  • Make ethics and good decisions a cornerstone of your daily life

Event Policies:

  • If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      
  • For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.     

Additional Information:

  • Delivery Method: Group-Live
  • Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes
  • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
  • Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Program Level: Intermediate

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PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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