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Introduction to Fraud Examination

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Intro to Fraud Examination  CPE Credits: 20
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None




Introduction to Fraud Examination features ten hours of footage including coverage from ACFE’s popular Principles of Fraud Examination seminar, expert narration and interviews with convicted fraudsters. This course covers the basics of fraud examination by focusing on the major areas including criminology and ethics, legal elements of fraud, fraudulent financial transactions and fraud investigation. Introduction to Fraud Examination is the perfect introduction course for someone new to or unfamiliar with the anti-fraud profession or a comprehensive review for experts in the field.

What you will learn:

Fraud theory approach

Fraudulent financial transactions and statements

Interviewing techniques

Legal elements of fraud

Corruption, bribery and conflicts of interest

Investigation methods, including locating information, interviewing and documenting evidence

Criminology, ethics and fraud prevention


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Table of Contents 
Sample Chapter

The 17 video segments include: 


Introduction with Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA - 45:02

Causes of Fraud - 24:22

Planning the Investigation - 24:41

Legal Elements of Fraud - 37:18

Management's and Auditor's Responsibilities - 37:34

Legal Issues - 27:31

Fraud Schemes - 38:41

Sources of Information - 28:20

Financial Statement Fraud - 38:57

Interviewing Prospective Witnesses - 45:08

Rules of Evidence - 23:36

Evaluating Deception - 42:29

Analyzing and Managing Financial Information - 18:17

Admission-Seeking Interviews - 42:11

Prevention of Fraud - 31:47

Testifying - 31:32

Signed Statements and Report Writing - 30:10


Field of study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Last Updated: May 2011


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