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Sources of Information

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Course Level
Overview
Delivered via
Online
CPE
4 Credits

Description

To conduct a successful fraud examination you must be knowledgeable about laws and regulations restricting access to information, the relevant sources of information for certain types of searches and the types of records specific to different types of fraud schemes. 

Sources of Information will teach you to conduct more effective examinations and find better information in less time and at less cost. This course is perfect for any anti-fraud professional looking to develop or hone their skills in obtaining information.

Key Takeaways:

  • Types of information that can be obtained from internal sources
  • Where to look for information that is created, stored and disseminated electronically
  • Ways to gather information through human intelligence
  • Information that can be obtained from public records and online sources
  • Types of records that are relevant to specific types of fraud schemes
  • Methods used to find information worldwide

Prerequisites

None

You Will Learn How To:

Distinguish the various types of laws that govern access to information

Determine the types of information that can be obtained from internal sources

Recognize where to look for information that is created, stored and disseminated electronically

Identify ways to gather information through human intelligence

Recall the types of information that can be obtained from public records

Identify valuable types of nonpublic records

Recognize various means through which information can be obtained from online sources

Identify sources of information that are relevant for certain types of searches

Identify types of records that are relevant to specific types of fraud schemes

Recognize methods that can be used to find information located abroad

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Laws Governing Access to Information
Lesson 2 Internal Sources
Lesson 3 Sources of Digital Information
Lesson 4 Human Intelligence
Lesson 5 Public Records
Lesson 6 Nonpublic Records
Lesson 7 Online Sources
Lesson 8 Sources of Information for Specific Searches
Lesson 9 Relevant Records for Specific Types of Fraud Investigations
Lesson 10 Information Located Abroad

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 4
NASBA Information: Specialized Knowledge
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: September 2021
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study

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CPE Credit

Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once.

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Features:

  • 24/7 access to courses through your Internet browser
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  • The flexibility to start or stop a course and pick-up right where you left off
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System Requirements:

  • Internet access: High-speed connection recommended
  • Speakers required for video sound

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org/

 

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