Collared: A Story of Insider Trading and White-Collar Crime (Documentary Self-Study)

CPE Credit: 4 
Course Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None


This unique online self-study course includes the feature-length documentary, “Collared: A Story of Insider Trading and White-Collar Crime.” In the documentary, you will learn about the most prolonged insider trading scheme ever discovered by American and Canadian securities investigators from leading scholars, experts and the fraudster that perpetrated the scheme. 

In this course, you will learn what constitutes insider trading and the ways that inside traders rationalize their criminal behavior. Additionally, you will discover methods used by insider traders to avoid detection and ways to identify and prevent insider trading.

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CPE Information:

You Will Learn How To:

  • Differentiate what constitutes insider trading
  • Recall ways that insider traders rationalize their criminal behavior
  • Identify the consequences of an insider trading conviction
  • Determine ways to identify and prevent insider trading
  • Recognize methods used by insider traders to avoid detection





Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • How Was He Caught?
  • Defining Insider Trading
  • Video Clips of Interviews with Fraudsters
  • Inside information
  • Protecting Information
  • The Personal Cost of Fraud
  • Loss of Family and Friends
  • "Our Interests Are Adverse"
  • The Fraud Triangle
  • Pressure/Motivations
  • Can You Prevent These Types of Fraud?
  • Where Is He Now?
  • Conclusion
  • Review Questions

Documentary Self-Study Courses Feature:

A documentary film covering fraud-related topics

An online self-study course and exam based on the topics covered in the film

A unique way to earn NASBA-approved CPE credit

ACFE Online Self-Study Courses Feature:

24/7 access to courses through your Internet browser

Save time and quickly earn CPE credits with instant access, grading and printable certificate

The flexibility to start or stop a course and pick-up right where you left off

No additional shipping fees

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System Requirements:

Internet access: High-speed connection recommended

Free Adobe Flash Player

Speakers required for video sound

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I watch the film?

A: The film is included within the online course. To access the course, log into the My Transactions section of your account and click the Product Name. From there, select the course you would like to start and click the Start button for Watch Documentary.

Q: Can I show the film to others?

A: Yes, however only the person that purchased the course will be able to access the online course and earn CPE credit upon completion. Viewing the film is limited the device (your computer) that you are accessing the course with.

Q: Can I earn CPE from watching the film only?

A: No. CPE can only be earned by completing the online course and scoring 70% or higher on the exam.

Q: How long will I have access to watch the film?

A: Both the course and the film contained within the course can be accessed for one year from the purchase date.

Online Self-Study Troubleshooting Guide:

Problem: When I attempt to access my courses from “My Online Learning,” the course never launches, or I receive an error message saying my pop-up blocker needs to be turned off.

Solution: Your web browser must be configured to allow pop-ups in order to access ACFE Self-Study courses. Your browser may prompt you to allow pop-ups, or you may have to allow them manually. You may either allow them for all sites, or allow them just for the current site.

For information on how to manage your pop-up blocker settings in a specific browser, click the link below that corresponds to the browser you are using:

Internet Explorer
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Also note that many toolbars, such as the Google Toolbar and Yahoo! include pop-up blockers as well. If you have one or more toolbars installed on your browser with built-in pop-up blockers, you must configure them to allow pop-ups.

Problem: When I click on a course from “My Online Learning,” I am presented with a login page, but my username and password won't allow me to log in.

Solution: You do not have to log in a second time to access your online self-study. You most likely reached the login page because you clicked the link labeled “Click Here” as shown below:

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Do not click that link; instead, allow your browser to automatically open the eLearning window on its own, which should happen after a few seconds. This will log you in automatically so that you can access your online courses.

Problem: I receive the following error when I try to load a different lesson with a course:

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Solution: This occurs in Internet Explorer when trying to load a different lesson without closing the current lesson. This error can be avoided two different ways:

Always close the current lesson before going to another one. Always click the Close Window button (usually the red “X” in the upper right corner) of the current lesson before clicking on another lesson.

Use a different browser. This error seems to only occur in Internet Explorer, so using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome should resolve the issue (see below for links to download either of these browsers).

Other Troubleshooting Tips: If you encounter other errors, such as courses freezing or crashing, we recommend taking the following action:

Try a different browser. ACFE online self-study courses are designed to run on all modern web browsers, but if you encounter a problem that is not solved using one of the suggestions above, you can try using a different web browser to see if it eliminates the problem. We have most frequently seen where using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome has resolved an issue that was seen in Internet Explorer.

Mozilla Firefox can be downloaded here
Google Chrome can be downloaded here

Make sure you are running the latest version of Flash. Go to to see what version of Flash you are running, and then compare that to the table on that page to see what the latest version is for your operating system/browser combination. If you are not running the newest version, you should upgrade and see if that resolves the problem.