Financial Institution Fraud

Financial Institution Fraud  CPE Credit: 8
Course Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None




Financial institutions are bombarded with transactions daily. Every new account opened, loan funded, check processed or credit card purchase made has the potential to be fraudulent. Because of this substantial fraud risk, you must be vigilant in protecting both your company and your customers.


Financial Institution Fraud examines the fundamental fraud schemes threatening financial institutions and helps you to detect and prevent them. The key schemes covered include counterfeit check activity, new account fraud, forged instruments, identity theft and kiting. This workbook course also walks through the process of developing and reporting your case to law enforcement.

What you will learn:

New account fraud including red flags, prevention and detection techniques

Numerous forgery techniques and prevention measures

Common methods of identity theft and victimization fraud

Law enforcement liaison, networking and report writing

Suspicious activity reports


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Field of study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Last Updated: May 2011


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