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    • December 08, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
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    The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a virtual seminar in lieu of the usual in person meeting.

    Title: December Members' Appreciation Event - 2020 - Virtual Seminar

    FREE FOR MEMBERS!  This is a great opportunity to join the ACFE chapter.  You can join the chapter for less than the cost of this seminar presentation, and then join us for free for the December Members' Appreciation Event, and discounted future events. 

    Two Presentations

    Topic 1: Election Fraud: A Study

    Presenter 1: Robert M. Stein, Ph.D., Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice University

    Description: As a result of the COVID-19 virus, many states have both adopted and expanded opportunities for voters to cast their ballot by mail. Approximately 75% (Love et al 2020) of all voters in the 2020 Presidential election were eligible to submit their ballot by some form of mail voting. Critics of mail voting have identified a number of shortcomings with this mode that may impact the integrity (validity/eligibility) of the ballot cast and the secrecy of a voter’s ballot choices.   Both conditions can lead to voter fraud and voter coercion. These concerns remain largely untested and unexamined by researchers/scholars. The absence of reliable and independent measures of the integrity of mail voting undermines voters’ confidence in the outcome of elections where a high share of the vote is cast by mail (Atkeson and Mann 2020).

    Professor Bob Stein at Rice University is studying election fraud and will be speaking about this topic at the December event.  To assist with his research, The ACFE Houston chapter will offer members an opportunity to participate in this research through a voluntary study which will be sent out before the presentation. 


    Bio Robert M. Stein, Ph.D., Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice University, Faculty Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, Fellow in Urban Politics at the Baker Institute and former Dean of the School of Social Sciences (1996-2006).  Professor Stein is an expert on urban politics, public policy and voting behavior.  

    His current research, funded by the Arnold Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Science Foundation focuses on voting behavior and election administration and emergency preparedness.

    He is the author of "Urban Alternatives: Private and Public Markets in the Provision of Local Services" for which he received a special award from the Urban Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association in 1991. Stein is co-author of "Perpetuating the Pork Barrel: Policy Subsystems and American Democracy," published in 1995.

    During his years at Rice, Stein has received numerous awards, including the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching in 1998 and 1987. 

    Second Presentation

    Topic 2:  Elder Fraud - What is It and how to avoid it

    Presenter 2: Steve Bodge, CFE, CIFI, SCLA, WCLA

    Description: Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud or confidence scheme, including romance, lottery, and sweepstakes scams, to name a few. Criminals will gain their targets’ trust and may communicate with them directly via computer, phone, and the mail; or indirectly through the TV and radio. Once successful, scammers are likely to keep a scheme going because of the prospect of significant financial gain.

    Seniors are often targeted because they tend to be trusting and polite. They also usually have financial savings, own a home, and have good credit—all of which make them attractive to scammers.

    Additionally, seniors may be less inclined to report fraud because they don’t know how, or they may be too ashamed at having been scammed. They might also be concerned that their relatives will lose confidence in their abilities to manage their own financial affairs. And when an elderly victim does report a crime, they may be unable to supply detailed information to investigators. With the elderly population growing and seniors racking up more than $3 billion in losses annually, elder fraud is likely to be a growing problem

    In this presentation we’ll explore the vulnerability of our elderly family members and associates to economic exploitation from those targeting them due to their age and related factors. We’ll discuss various schemes as well as the mindset of those committing these crimes. We’ll also explore our mindset and the adjustments we must make in order to relate to our elderly population and protect them.


    Bio: Steve Bodge, CFE, CIFI, SCLA, WCLA, is a Major Case Manager for the Special Investigation Unit of Nationwide Insurance.  This unit is responsible for liaising with law enforcement, investigation of organized crime, staged accident fraud, medical provider fraud, and other types of complex insurance fraud.  Steve is also an adjunct instructor in criminal justice at West Virginia University Parkersburg.  He has worked investigating insurance fraud for many years, and prior to that was in law enforcement in West Virginia.  Steve is a graduate of the Fairmont State University and the FBI National Academy.  

    Steve is active in many professional organizations including

    • IAFCI- International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators
    • MAORCA- Mid Atlantic Organized Retail Crime Alliance
    • IASIU - International Association of Special Investigation Units
    • OROCC- Ohio Regional Organized Crime Coalition
    • C.L.E.A.R. - Coalition of Law Enforcement And Retail

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand what election fraud is and how prevalent it is
    • Understand elder fraud and how it can be avoided
    • Learn how to teach other elder family members to avoid scams

    Agenda:

    8:45 am
    Sign into Webinar opens
    09:00 am - 10:30 am
    Speaker 1 Presentation
    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    ACFE Chapter News & Awards
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Speaker 2 Presentation


    CPE Credits: 3 hours CPE credit

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    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 (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
    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

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November 10, 2020 November Virtual Seminar: "What's Happening in NOLA? A Massive Staged Accident Trucking Fraud!"
October 23, 2020 Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 5)
October 22, 2020 Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 4)
October 21, 2020 Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 3)
October 20, 2020 Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 2)
October 19, 2020 Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 1)
October 19, 2020 Houston Virtual Fraud Conference Series
September 08, 2020 September Virtual Seminar: "Vehicle Finance Fraud"
August 11, 2020 August Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Fraud Risk Assessment - Key Concepts"
July 14, 2020 July Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Successful Fraud Analytics: 10 Proven Tips for Mining Your Data"
June 22, 2020 31st Annual ACFE Global Online Virtual Conference - HACFE group Rate
June 15, 2020 Detecting Fraud Using Data Analysis ("Hands On" Online 2 Day Course)
June 09, 2020 June Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Corruption in Latin America - Opportunities, Challenges and Risks" Presented by PwC
May 12, 2020 May Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Fraud and Money Laundering: What’s the connection?"
March 10, 2020 March 2020 Annual Ethics Training (4 Hours CPE)
March 04, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Thomas Mullinnix
February 26, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Joseph Agins
February 25, 2020 February Training SHSU (Woodlands) "Skeptical and Financially Savvy Individuals Can Be Vulnerable to Becoming Victims of Financial Fraud"
February 12, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Scott Lanham
February 11, 2020 Houston ACFE February 2020 Luncheon "Business Email Compromise and Money Mule Networks"
February 05, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Chrysti Ziegler
January 28, 2020 January SHSU - Woodlands Campus Training: "Why do CFEs Need Ethics Training?"
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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