The Dark Web, Cryptocurrencies and Fraud

The Dark Web, Cryptocurrencies and Fraud
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4 Credits


Modern fraud schemes increasingly utilize technologies such as the dark web and digital currencies. Fraud examiners need to understand what these technologies are, how they are used to facilitate fraud, the vulnerabilities they create for organizations and the ways they complicate investigations.

In this course, you will learn about the dark web and digital currencies, discover how those technologies relate to fraud and examine strategies for investigating fraud cases that incorporate them. Additionally, you will discover ways to mitigate the risks associated with accessing these technologies in investigations and resources to assist you with attributing dark web content and tracing cryptocurrency transactions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Elements of the dark web and digital currencies 
  • Mitigating risks associated with the dark web and cryptocurrencies 
  • Strategies for investigations linked to the dark web and crypto currencies 


Working knowledge of internet investigations

You Will Learn How To:

Identify successful strategies for investigations involving the dark web and cryptocurrencies

Recognize elements of dark web and cryptocurrency technologies

Relate dark web and cryptocurrency technologies to specific fraud schemes and general principles of fraud examination

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Part I: The Dark Web
Chapter 2 Lesson 1: Dark Web Overview
Chapter 3 Lesson 2: The Dark Web and Fraud
Chapter 4 Lesson 3: Before Accessing the Dark Web
Chapter 5 Lesson 4: Accessing and Investigating the Dark Web
Chapter 6 Part II: Cryptocurrencies
Chapter 7 Lesson 5: Cryptocurrencies Overview
Chapter 8 Lesson 6: Cryptocurrencies and Fraud
Chapter 9 Lesson 7: Investigating Cryptocurrencies

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 4
NASBA Information: Specialized Knowledge
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: December 2022
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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