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    • January 28, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Sam Houston State University (The Woodlands Center), 3380 College Park Drive, Room 140, The Woodlands, TX 77384
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    Presentation:

    “Why Do Certified Fraud Examiners Need Ethics Training?

    Speaker: Joseph Agins, CFE

    Presentation Description:

    (Note: This presentation will complete one hour of the CFE Ethics requirement for training.  It does not comply for CPAs or NASBA Ethics.)

    As Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs), we investigate the frauds and ethical misdeeds of others.  So, why do we need ethics training? Some might say, “ethical behavior is the foundation of any professional association and as such, should be a recurring theme in every association’s training program.” Said differently, CFEs make mistakes. We are human. CFEs have ethical lapses. CFEs even commit fraud!

    Learn through multiple case studies how several of our former colleagues took a wrong turn on the ethical journey and violated the very ethical principles they exist to uphold.  CFEs are required to adhere to the ACFE Code of Professional Ethics.  Although these former colleagues were aware of the ACFE Code of Professional Ethics, it was not sufficient to deter their unethical behavior.

    We will examine the mistakes of these individuals to better understand why these individuals that were employed to investigate the fraud and ethical misdeeds of others would engage in unethical behavior themselves. Would ethics training have helped these individuals? Attend this presentation and find out for yourself.

    Speaker Background:

    Joseph Agins is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of Sam Houston State University's Institutional Compliance Program.

    Joseph has over 12 years in post secondary education compliance, previously working as Director of Ethics & Compliance for Apollo Education Group, one the world's largest private education providers.

    Mr. Agins is a Regent Emeritus for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), serving on their Board for 2014 and 2015. The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with over 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

    In 2011 Joseph co-founded the Arizona Ethics & Compliance Council (AECC), a successful member organization dedicated to promoting ethical business practices and serving as a forum for Arizona's Ethics and Compliance professionals to gather to exchange information, share best practices, and build their professional networks. Current and former member organizations include Freeport-McMoRan, Arizona Public Service, On Semiconductor, U-Haul, PetSmart, Intel, Prudential, Insight, Raytheon, Arizona State University, Honeywell, The Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, and many, many others.

    As a speaker he is regularly invited to speak on the topics of fraud, investigations and ethics at major conferences held by organizations such as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Society for Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) and the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association (ECOA).


    CPE Credits: 1.0 CPE Credits


    Agenda:

    4:00 P.M.         Check-in and Networking (snacks and drinks provided).

    4:30 P.M.         Presentation Begins.

    5:30 P.M.         Presentation Ends.

    Learning Objectives:

    Objective and Purpose
    • Understand the responsibilities of the Certified Fraud Examiner when investigating frauds
    • Learn about the real-world pitfalls that can occur when difficult investigations become ethically challenging
    • Identify the steps to take to ensure an ethical and transparent investigation
    • Learn others' mistakes and how to avoid them

    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.


    • February 11, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
    • 75
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     Image result for fbi logoPresentation: Business Email Compromise and Money Mule Networks

    Speaker: Kyle Weber, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    Kyle Weber currently serves as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the White Collar Crime Branch of the FBI in Houston, Texas.  In this capacity, SSA Weber oversees a squad of agents who investigate money laundering, bank fraud, antitrust violations, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other financial-related crimes.  Prior to coming to Houston, SSA Weber worked at FBI Headquarters where he oversaw and helped lead certain aspects of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Program.  As a field agent, SSA Weber investigated numerous federal criminal violations including public corruption, money laundering, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, antitrust, and more.  SSA Weber also spent five years on an FBI SWAT team and is a Certified Tactical Instructor and Firearms Instructor.  Prior to joining the FBI, SSA Weber worked as a Financial Center Manager for a Fortune 500 financial institution.  SSA Weber holds a Masters of Science in Accountancy, a Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Accounting, a minor in International African Studies, and is a Certified Public Accountant.


    Location: HESS Club, Houston:  5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

    Presentation Description:

    Since 2013, when the FBI began tracking an emerging financial cyber threat called business e-mail compromise (BEC), organized crime groups have targeted large and small companies and organizations in every U.S. state and more than 100 countries around the world—from non-profits and well-known corporations to churches and school systems. Losses are in the billions of dollars and climbing.

    At its heart, BEC relies on the oldest trick in the con artist’s handbook: deception. But the level of sophistication in this multifaceted global fraud is unprecedented, according to law enforcement officials, and professional businesspeople continue to fall victim to the scheme.

    Carried out by transnational criminal organizations that employ lawyers, linguists, hackers, and social engineers, BEC can take a variety of forms. But in just about every case, the scammers target employees with access to company finances and trick them into making wire transfers to bank accounts thought to belong to trusted partners—except the money ends up in accounts controlled by the criminals.

    CPE Credits: 1 CPE Credit

    Agenda:

    11:30 am
    Check-in and Networking
    12:00 pm
    Presentation Begins
    1:00 pm
    Presentation Ends


       

    Learning Objectives:

    • To learn the scope of business email compromise on businesses and individuals
    • To identify techniques and tactics
    • After attending this presentation, participants will be able to describe the basic concepts of how money moves after a phishing compromise

    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: Not Applicable
    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: Basic

    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.


Past events

January 14, 2020 Houston ACFE January 2020 Luncheon - Utilizing Methods of Proving Income in Fraud Examinations - HESS Club
December 10, 2019 Houston ACFE December Members Appreciation Event - 5 Hours CPE for CFE in one day
November 21, 2019 2019 Houston Cyber Security Summit
November 19, 2019 ACFE Luncheon - Lessons from Fraud Cases - UH Student Presentations
November 07, 2019 November SHSU - Woodlands Campus Training: "Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Fraud - What is it and how to investigate it?"
November 06, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - November 6
October 17, 2019 October Training (Woodlands): Topic: Data Analytic Script Writing Tips for Fraud Auditing
October 16, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event: Panel Discussion
October 15, 2019 UH Chapter Event in Collaboration with IASA - October 15
October 10, 2019 Houston ACFE and IIA Members Only Networking Event
October 10, 2019 2019 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
September 25, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - September 25
September 18, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - September 18
September 12, 2019 September Training (Woodlands): "Topic: Fraud Prevention from the Perspective of an Individual that Embezzled $13.5 Million"
September 10, 2019 ACFE Luncheon Training - Tuesday, September 10, 2019: "How Tricksters Deceive with Digital Spoofing and What to Do if it Happens to You"
August 21, 2019 August Training (Woodlands): Maximizing your Hotline Program: Leveraging the Data to Gain Key Insights into Your Organizational Culture
August 13, 2019 ACFE Luncheon Training - Tuesday, August 13, 2019, "Mitigating Corruption Risks in Mergers and Acquisition Transactions"
July 15, 2019 Utilizing Methods of Proving Income in Fraud Examinations - SHSU (Woodlands)
July 09, 2019 July Training Luncheon: "Preparing Fraud Investigation Interviews and Rules of Admissibility"
June 23, 2019 30th Annual ACFE Global Conference - HACFE group Rate
June 11, 2019 June Training Luncheon: "Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Fraud - What is it and how to investigate it?"
May 14, 2019 Joint Event: IIA and ACFE Fraud Audit Event (4 Hours CPE)
April 11, 2019 SHSU Student Chapter Event - April 11
April 10, 2019 Spring 2019 Networking Reception
April 09, 2019 April 2019 Luncheon: "How Financial Crime Investigators Follow The Money For Human Trafficking"
March 12, 2019 March 2019 Annual Ethics Training (4 Hours CPE)
February 12, 2019 February Luncheon: Making Fraud Prevention Personal - What Kind of Auditor or Investigator Are You?
February 06, 2019 SHSU Student Chapter Event - February 6th
January 08, 2019 January Luncheon: AICPA Guide to Data Analytics: Explorations and Interpretations using IDEA
December 11, 2018 Houston ACFE December Members Appreciation Event - FCPA Compliance (morning) and Forensics/Security for Fraud Examiners (afternoon) - 8 hours CFE CPE
November 14, 2018 Houston ACFE Fraud Week Networking Event
November 14, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - November 14
November 13, 2018 November Luncheon: Do you want to be SUCCESSFUL or SIGNIFICANT in the Security & Fraud Industry?
November 07, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - November 7
October 31, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - October 31
October 24, 2018 UH - Student Chapter Event - Cross Functional Panel
October 18, 2018 2018 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
October 12, 2018 UHCL Student Chapter Event - October 12
October 03, 2018 UH - Student Chapter Event: Grill the Auditors Speaker Panel
October 03, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - October 3 - Fraud and Embezzlement
September 21, 2018 FCPA & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
September 19, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - September 19
September 11, 2018 September Luncheon: Social Engineering - How Fraudsters are Getting to Your Organization
August 23, 2018 Identifying Fraudulent Documents - SHSU (Woodlands)
August 15, 2018 Houston ACFE and ASIS Joint Training and Luncheon: CIKR “Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources” Cyber Protection Strategies
July 10, 2018 FCPA & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
June 12, 2018 Educating Stakeholders on Fraud
May 22, 2018 Analytic Interviewing® Detecting Deception in the Blink of an Eye
May 14, 2018 2018 Annual Heartland Fraud Seminar
May 08, 2018 "Low Man on the Totem Pole – How I Became a White Collar Criminal"
May 04, 2018 28th Annual DFW Fraud Conference
April 18, 2018 Student Relations: SHSU April 18th Meeting
April 16, 2018 Student Relations: UH Internal Audit Student Association April 16th Event
April 13, 2018 Student Relations: UHCL April 13th Meeting
April 11, 2018 The Ethics of Enron Presentation at SHSU
April 10, 2018 April Luncheon: Transforming Data Analytics into Useful Field Investigation
April 06, 2018 12th Annual ACFE San Antonio Conference
April 04, 2018 Student Relations: SHSU April 4th Meeting
March 27, 2018 Spring 2018 Networking Reception
March 13, 2018 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training
February 13, 2018 February Luncheon: 2017 HACFE Fraud Fighter of The Year Fraud Case
January 25, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Huntsville) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 24, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Woodlands) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 24, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Hunstville) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 09, 2018 January Luncheon: Cyber Fraud and Cryptocurrencies
December 12, 2017 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation - Presented by BDO
November 30, 2017 North Houston Fraud Seminar: Cyber Fraud in 2017
November 14, 2017 November Luncheon: Using Advanced Data Analytics to Combat Financial Crime in MSBs and FinTech
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE and IIA Networking Reception
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
September 12, 2017 September Luncheon: Fraud Trends in Harris County
August 08, 2017 August Luncheon: Counterfeit Trends and Techniques
July 11, 2017 July Luncheon: Leveraging Multi-Applications for Advanced Forensic Fraud Analysis
June 18, 2017 28th Annual ACFE Global Conference
June 13, 2017 June Luncheon: Navigating the Risks of Procurement Fraud
May 19, 2017 AUSTIN CHAPTER - Spring Seminar
May 09, 2017 May Luncheon: Fraud Investigation in the Corporate Environment
May 05, 2017 Dallas - Fort Worth Fraud Conference
April 21, 2017 San Antonio Chapter Annual Fraud Conference
April 11, 2017 April Luncheon: High Dollar Corporate Scams
March 21, 2017 Spring 2017 Networking Reception
March 14, 2017 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training:Ethical Issues for Fraud Examiners; Interviewing Prospective Witnesses & Evaluating Deception
February 14, 2017 February Luncheon: The Many Faces of Fraud in EMS
January 10, 2017 January Luncheon: Prevention and Awareness for Anti-victimization
December 13, 2016 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation
November 08, 2016 November Luncheon: 2016 Hiring and Compensation Trends
October 17, 2016 Fall 2016 Networking Reception
October 17, 2016 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference 2016
September 13, 2016 September Luncheon: Payment Fraud: Fraud Trends and Best Practices to Mitigate Your Risk
August 09, 2016 August Luncheon: Increasing and showing the value of protection operations through strategic partnerships within your organization
July 12, 2016 July Luncheon: Big Data and Internal Auditing
June 14, 2016 June Luncheon: Houston ACFE Fraud Impact Award Winner
June 12, 2016 27th Annual ACFE Global Conference
May 10, 2016 May Luncheon: Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence
April 12, 2016 April Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training: A Celebration of Heroes; A Whistleblower's Story
March 17, 2016 Spring 2016 Networking Reception
March 08, 2016 March Luncheon: Basics of Internal Controls in Fraud Examination
February 09, 2016 February Luncheon: Identity Theft is a Major Problem in America
January 12, 2016 January Monthly Luncheon

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