Finding the proceeds of fraud is complex and involves dealing with strategic, organizational, investigative and legal challenges. Follow the Money: Tracing Concealed Assets seeks to demystify the process of finding hidden assets and provide tools for success in this complex work. The course offers common approaches to locating assets domestically and across borders, and establishes best practices and specific recommendations for those charged with finding hidden assets.
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You Will Learn How To:
- Relate basic information about locating assets acquired through the commission of improper acts, particularly fraudulent acts
- Recognize common ways people hide assets
- Determine an effective process for conducting an investigation to locate assets
- Differentiate between different types of asset searches
- Recognize the major sources and methods of collecting information in an asset investigation
- Identify common sources of information that (if legally accessible) can help unearth an individual’s or business entity’s assets
- Recognize how different types of financial records can be used to locate hidden assets
- Determine ways to use the various types of online services to obtain information relevant to tracing investigations
- Identify measures to analyze collected information to locate assets
- Relate key information about various methods that examiners can use to find and recover assets held abroad
ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE
FIELD OF STUDY: SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 2019
DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY
Table of Contents:
- Lesson 1: Introduction
- Lesson 2: How People Hide Assets
- Lesson 3: General Process for Tracing Assets
- Lesson 4: Types of Asset Searches
- Lesson 5: Information Sources and Methods to Obtain Information
- Lesson 6: Types of Information Valuable to Asset Searches
- Lesson 7: Types of Financial Records to Examine
- Lesson 8: Using the Internet to Trace Assets
- Lesson 9: Analyzing Information to Locate Assets
- Lesson 10: Tracing Assets Held Abroad
- Lesson 11: Case Study and Practical Application
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