Preventing and Detecting Financial Institution Fraud

Preventing and Detecting Financial Institution Fraud
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Preventing and Detecting Financial Institution Fraud


Given that trillions of dollars’ worth of assets move through financial institutions on a daily basis, it is not surprising that these organizations are targets of fraud. The risk of fraud against financial institutions comes from every direction — customers, corrupt employees and anonymous third parties.

This course explores fraud schemes against financial institutions, and recommends controls and techniques designed to prevent and detect each type of scheme. The specific schemes include embezzlement and internal fraud, customer schemes, loan fraud, fraud by third parties, money laundering and institutional schemes.



You Will Learn How To:

Determine the internal controls and policies needed to prevent fraud committed against the institution

Identify the legal elements of fraudulent conduct against financial institutions

Recognize the factors involved in planning and conducting a financial fraud risk assessment

Recognize common internal, external and money laundering fraud schemes at depository institutions

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 4
NASBA Information: Accounting
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: September 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study

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