A must for anyone fighting fraud today is the ability to stay one step ahead of the scam artists perpetrating fraud schemes. This video self-study course will help you more easily identify the red flags of fraud and provides you with a general understanding of delivery methods and techniques associated with the major types of investment swindles and con schemes. It also provides resources and remedies available for the detection, deterrence, reporting and prevention of these schemes.
What you will learn:
Common investment schemes including commodities, securities and real estate fraud
Investment marketing schemes and techniques
Entrepreneurial, credit/debit and high-tech schemes
Ponzi and pyramid schemes
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Field of study: Specialized Knowledge and Application
Last Updated: March 2013
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Please note: All self-study course exams must be completed within one year of purchase date to receive CPE credit.
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Investment Swindles and Con Schemes
include access to exclusive online video content intended to enhance your understanding of the material covered in the workbook. While working through the course, you will occasionally be directed to the accompanying website to view a video corresponding with topics covered in the workbook. The videos feature insights from convicted fraudsters and subject matter experts to help reinforce workbook topics with real-world examples.
Internet connectivity is required to view the accompanying videos.
Online CPE exam grading available for this course:
Online grading is available for ACFE self-study workbook courses. Complete the course offline at your convenience, but take the exam online the moment you're ready. Featuring instant exam results and a printable certificate, online grading offers a quick and convenient way to earn CPE.
Benefits of online exam grading include:
Instant exam results
Printable CPE certificate
Complete the course at your own pace
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