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June Training Luncheon: "Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Fraud - What is it and how to investigate it?"

  • June 11, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056


  • Members Seat - Only current active members of the Houston Chapter may register a members seat.
  • Registration for non-members.
  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.
  • Same Day Walk-In Pricing Open to All.

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Presentation: "Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Fraud - What is it and how to investigate it?"

Speaker:Dorothy Haraminac, MBA, CFE, MAFF, PI

Partner, GreenVets, LLC

Ms. Haraminac used financial forensics to develop and testify to her expert opinion on cryptocurrency assets held by and on behalf of an individual, becoming the first U.S. court-qualified expert on bitcoin asset and cryptocurrency tracing.

Ms. Haraminac’s expertise includes oil and gas operator disputes, economic damage analysis, and technology process review and controls. She provides consulting and testimony in complex commercial disputes as well as matrimonial disputes. Her firm provides risk management for physical and digital asset security, including executive extraction, risk assessments (fraud, cyber, and traditional), and process recommendations.

Dorothy serves on the Council of Industry Advisors for Houston Baptist University where she provides industry insight and builds strategic partnerships to guide HBU’s three cyber engineering degree programs. She also volunteers her time to train law enforcement, attorneys, and licensed investigators on cybercrime, gathering digital evidence in emerging technology such as bitcoin, other blockchain implementations, business email compromise, and darknet investigations. She encourages collaboration and transparency because it engenders strength in best practices and
propels her industry forward

Presentation Description:

This course is designed for fraud examiners to develop an understanding of cryptocurrency ecosystems and their participants. In it, attendees will dispel several myths of bitcoin’s blockchain and be prepared to learn how to trace bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions. Attendees will review the first fraud committed with bitcoin, which happened in Houston, TX, and review the best proof of concept for bitcoin, which happened in Austin, TX. In addition, attendees will learn a method to validate records released as part of a data breach and how those records may be
relied upon as business records in court.

CPE Credits: 1.0 CPE Credits

11:30AM  Registration & Lunch Begins 
11:50AM Chapter Announcements 
12:00PM Speaker Presentation 
1:00PM  Closing & Dismissal 

Learning Objectives:

Objective and Purpose
  • The purpose of this course is to inform attendees about bitcoin, how cryptocurrency works, and how to investigate it.
  • Attendees will deconstruct a blockchain transaction:
  • – Identify types and motives of participants in cryptocurrency ecosystems, specifically bitcoin.
  • – Examine famous transactions on bitcoin’s blockchain and understand the underlying ideology.
  • – Explore marketplaces for various cryptocurrencies.
  • – Evaluate ethical issues in gathering evidence and become aware of common pitfalls.
  • – Identify the first frauds committed with cryptocurrency.
  • – Prepare for tracing cryptocurrency with open source tools and understand how to identify red flags when evaluating tracing

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

NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

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Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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