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Houston ACFE May Virtual Training: "Identity Theft and Scams"

  • May 30, 2023
  • 11:55 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual training - Zoom Link


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

Speaker:   Detective James B. Blackwell, CFE

Title: Identity Theft and Scams

Description: The presentation, entitled Identity Theft and Scams, provides an overview of identity theft operations as the basis of many criminal enterprises. Local examples will be presented to demonstrate how criminals obtain and use stolen identifying information. The presentation will then focus on the use of scams as the methodology in obtaining identifying information.

Bio: Det. Blackwell has been employed as a Texas Peace Officer for 23 years, the last 15 of which as a Detective at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.  He holds a Texas Master Peace Officer Certification, a Basic Police Instructor Certificate, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. 

Det. Blackwell has received specialized training in the following areas:  White collar crime, embezzlement, money laundering, identity theft, financial regulation, intelligence analysis, cell phone forensics, GPS forensics, interview and interrogation, statement analysis, criminal conspiracies, crimes against children, sexual assault and family violence investigation, strangulation investigation, bloodstain pattern analysis, aquatic death investigation, skeletal death investigation, and homicide investigation.

In 2009 he was awarded the East Montgomery County Officer of the Year.  In 2012, he the Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners awarded him Fraud Fighter of the Year for the Greater Houston Area.

Det. Blackwell is a member of the following professional organizations:

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators

The Financial Investigators Association of Texas

International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts

Robbery Investigators of Texas

International Homicide Investigators Association

Prior to becoming a Peace Officer, Det. Blackwell was employed by a corporate security firm as a Regional Security Manager for several Class A real estate properties in and around Houston Texas.  Det Blackwell also worked at Compaq Computer Corporation as the Corporate Loss Prevention Investigator for North American Operations.

Det. Blackwell received his Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in 1987.  He has also completed coursework at Texas Tech University, the University of Houston and Lone Star Community College.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify techniques for how identities are collected from victims
  • Define the term" Identity Theft Enterprises"
  • Identify scams and methods to avoid becoming a victim

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


11:50 am ZOOM OPENS



Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits

Event Policies

In order to receive CPE credit for this presentation, the attendee must attend for 50 minutes and answer three poll questions randomly presented during the event.

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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