Issues in Conducting International Fraud Investigations

Issues in Conducting International Interviews
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Conducting fraud investigations in foreign jurisdictions can complicate your investigations and create additional challenges that you must address.

Issues in Conducting International Fraud Investigations will help you to prepare for and respond to these challenges in an efficient, defensible and cost-effective way. This course will also help you develop an approach that complies with applicable local and foreign laws, cultures and practices.

Key Takeaways:

  • Common areas of employment law that differ internationally
  • The appropriate response when an allegation of fraud spans borders
  • Data privacy laws that can present unique challenges in fraud investigations
  • Restrictions on compelling cooperation and disciplinary action
  • Framework for cross-border investigations


Experience with international organizations and understanding of basic fraud examination techniques

You Will Learn How To:

Recognize the unique challenges that are specific to cross-border fraud investigations.

Identify logistical problems that must be addressed in most international fraud investigations.

Distinguish the various types of privacy laws that might impact the collection, use, retention, and transfer of information in cross-border fraud investigations.

Recognize the various types of employment or labor laws that might restrict employers’ authority to investigate possible misconduct by employees.

Relate key information about legal professional privileges and their application in cross-border fraud investigations.

Determine ways to respond to evidence of fraud that that spans international borders in an appropriate and timely manner.

Discern what preliminary matters should be addressed before commencing a cross-border fraud investigation.

Determine the appropriate criteria for selecting members of international fraud investigation teams.

Demonstrate the technical knowledge and skills required to plan and organize cross-border fraud investigations.

Identify the best measures for locating and gathering relevant documents and records in cross-border fraud investigations.

Identify strategies to address common challenges faced when conducting interviews abroad.

Recognize what post-investigation actions are appropriate in cross-border investigations.

Table of Contents

Part I Key Issues in International Fraud Investigations
Lesson 1 Underlying Challenges to Cross-Border Investigations
Lesson 2 Logistical Issues
Lesson 3 Data Privacy Laws
Lesson 4 Employment and Labor Laws
Lesson 5 Privilege in International Investigations
Part II International Investigation Framework
Lesson 6 The Initial Response
Lesson 7 Preliminary Matters
Lesson 8 The Investigation Team
Lesson 9 Plan the Investigation
Lesson 10 Gather Information
Lesson 11 Interview Witnesses
Lesson 12 Post-Investigation Actions

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 4
NASBA Information: Business Law
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: April 2024
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Studies


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