Press Release

Auditor General of Canada, Security Expert, Department of Foreign Affairs Whistleblower and More to Speak at Canadian Anti-Fraud Conference

Oct 18, 2018

As technology continues to advance, criminals come up with ways to exploit it just as quickly.

As technology continues to advance, criminals come up with ways to exploit it just as quickly. “There are no new crimes. But there are new ways of perpetrating those crimes. Organized criminal groups are increasingly making use of technology in order to commit crimes across jurisdictions,” said corporate intelligence and security expert Chris Mathers.

Mathers, who has spent most of his adult life working undercover for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Customs Service, will address hundreds of anti-fraud professionals in Ottawa October 28-31 for the sold-out 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada. “There is less face-to-face interaction. Electronic banking has become so sophisticated that electronic transactions are almost instantaneous,” said Mathers. “Whereas in the past, a fraudulent transaction could be reversed if it was detected soon after the crime. Today, by the time the victim discovers it, it is usually too late to do anything about it.” 

Mathers will be joined by other keynote speakers including the Auditor General of Canada Michael Ferguson, CPA, CA, FCA, whistleblower Joanna Gualtieri and CBC journalists Zach Dubinsky and Valérie Ouellet. Attendees at Canada’s largest fraud conference will have access to a variety of breakout sessions that will cover topics ranging from white-collar crime, identity theft and money laundering, to cyberattacks, bitcoin and artificial intelligence. The conference will provide an opportunity for anti-fraud professionals to come together to share best practices and network with their peers.

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