Given that trillions of dollars’ worth of assets move through financial institutions on a daily basis, it is not surprising that these organizations are targets of fraud. The risk of fraud against financial institutions comes from every direction — customers, corrupt employees and anonymous third parties.
This course explores fraud schemes against financial institutions, and recommends controls and techniques designed to prevent and detect each type of scheme. The specific schemes include embezzlement and internal fraud, customer schemes, loan fraud, fraud by third parties, money laundering and institutional schemes.
- Recommendations to prevent common internal employee fraud schemes
- Ways for financial institutions to significantly reduce customer fraud
- Examples of common loan fraud schemes against financial institutions
- Insights on how identity theft can occur using financial institutions both internally and externally
- Legal frameworks prohibiting fraudulent conduct involving financial institutions
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You Will Learn How To:
- Recognize common internal, external and money laundering fraud schemes at depository institutions
- Identify the legal elements of fraudulent conduct against financial institutions
- Recognize the factors involved in planning and conducting a financial fraud risk assessment
- Determine the internal controls and policies needed to prevent fraud committed against the institution
ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE
FIELD OF STUDY: SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 2019
DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY
Table of Contents:
- Lesson 1: Common Internal Fraud Schemes
- Lesson 2: Customer Schemes
- Lesson 3: Loan Fraud
- Lesson 4: Fraud by Outside Parties
- Lesson 5: Money Laundering
- Lesson 6: Institutional Schemes
- Lesson 7: Legal Framework of Financial Institution Fraud
- Lesson 8: Fraud Risk Assessment
- Lesson 9: Elements of a Fraud Prevention Program
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