Investigating on the Internet

Course Level
16 Credits


Are you using online resources in your internal and external investigations to your best advantage? Presented in non-technical terms, Investigating on the Internet: Research Tools for Fraud Examiners will teach you how to use the internet to find and follow leads and make your fraud examinations more effective. With a better understanding of the information available online, you can increase the efficiency and success of your fraud examinations.

In this seminar, you will learn how to locate evidence online using search engines, commercial databases and social media sites, among other resources. 

This seminar will also discuss methods for conducting international due diligence and give an overview of cryptocurrencies and the dark web. The instructor will put these resources into a fraud investigation context while also covering the important considerations for fraud examiners carrying out online investigations.

To get the most out of this training, we encourage you to bring a laptop or tablet to follow along during this seminar.



You Will Learn How To:

Conduct fraud examinations using the internet efficiently and legally

Create advanced searches on popular search engines

Search public record sources and commercial databases online

Obtain information from international organizations and entities

Mine social networking sites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, for data in your investigation

Analyze the evidence you have found in the context of an investigation

Navigate the implications of emerging areas of internet technologies for fraud investigations

Apply technical information related to websites and email addresses to identify leads

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 16
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live

Credit by Field of Study

Information Technology: 16

Course Fees

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Our cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by ACFE, Inc., you must cancel your registration prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to an event start date are subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received on or after the start date of the event. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee. Should an event be cancelled or postponed by the ACFE due to unforeseen circumstances, ACFE will process a full refund of registration fees within 30 days of such circumstances becoming known.  The ACFE will attempt to notify affected customers by phone and email after it determines cancellation is necessary.

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