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Houston ACFE February Virtual Training:"Synthetic Account Fraud - What is it and how to fight it "

  • February 28, 2023
  • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual training - Zoom Link


  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.

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The Houston ACFE invites you to join us for our Monthly virtual training!  It's the 4th Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!

Speaker:   Brett Johnson, host of "The Brett Johnson Show" (True Crime) on Apple Podcasts

    Title:  Synthetic Account Fraud - What is it and how to fight it

    Description: Synthetic Fraud: 80% of all new account fraud. The fastest growing form of identity theft on the planet. 20% of all credit card chargebacks. 5% of all overall credit card debt.  $20 Billion dollar a year--for the bad guys.  Former US Most Wanted Cybercriminal and Original Internet Godfather Brett Johnson discusses what Synthetic Fraud is, how it works, if it can be stopped, how it will be committed in the future and how systemic racism played a part in its success.

    Bio:   Former US Most Wanted Cybercriminal Brett Johnson discusses cybercrime, scams, fraud, security, current topics, and how to protect yourself from the type of person he used to be.  

    Learn more about Brett here: https://thecinemaholic.com/brett-johnson-now-where-is-the-cybersecurity-expert-today/

    His podcast on the subject can be accessed here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/30-synthetic-fraud/id1649336556?i=1000582310969

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Define synthetic identity theft
    • Identify techniques used by criminals to open fraudulent accounts
    • Learn preventative techniques to stop fraudulent synthetic identity activity
    Prerequisites: Not Applicable
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
    Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    Advanced Preparation: None
    Program Level: Basic


    11:55 am Zoom opens

    11:55 am: Houston ACFE Board Remarks

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Presentation

    Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.  

    Event Policies

    Program Cancellation Policy

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST cancel online through your account no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue prior to the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. The Chapter reserves the right to make the final determination on what percentage charge/refund will be returned for cancellations made after the cutoff. The default condition is that cancellations made after cutoff will be charged at 100% and/or no refunds will be allowed. In the event the Chapter determines that partial charges or refunds will be allowed, they will be made on a case by case basis.

    In the event of having to cancel one of the events,  the Chapter would immediately send an email blast to all registrants with the emails they used for registration.  The Chapter media relations officer would post on all social media platforms notifying members of the cancellation, and the Chapter webmaster would also post cancellation on the Chapter website.

    In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar future registrations for any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.  If you have any questions you may email events@houstonacfe.org."

    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 Internet Based

    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 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 web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

    For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact:  Houston ACFE at events@houstonacfe.org.

    Houston Area ACFE Chapter
    PO Box 22853
    Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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