Shutting Down America’s Largest Illicit Online Gift Card Marketplace

  • Jan 18, 2024 1:00 p.m.
  • Central Time (CT)
Course Level
Delivered via
100 minutes
Shutting Down America’s Largest Illicit Online Gift Card Marketplace


Organized retail crime is on the rise, affecting both the retail and financial industries. In a landmark case titled Operation Bad Bot, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unraveled a complex online gift card fraud, culminating in the shutdown of a marketplace with more than $22 million in retail value.  

In this webinar, you will take a deep dive into Operation Bad Bot, learn how HSI solved this case and develop an understanding of what industries should do to avoid becoming a victim of these fraud schemes and other financial crimes. You will also learn about the priorities of HSI and explore ways to combat emerging threats facing retail and financial institutions. 


A fundamental knowledge of fraud examinations and the investigative process.

You Will Learn How To:

Recognize organized retail fraud crimes.

Investigate gift card fraud crimes internally.

Contact the appropriate investigative teams if these crimes are suspected.

Recognize the industries that are being attacked by these individuals.

Help law enforcement prosecute these crimes.

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Information Technology: 2

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
Members: $110 
Non-Members: $150


Dariush Vollenweider - Speaker


Special Agent
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Adam Parks - Speaker


Assistant Special Agent in Charge
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Special Agent in Charge, New Orleans

Alan Stevens - Speaker


Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice


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