Coronavirus Related Fraud Schemes On Demand Webinar

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1 Credits


The current global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has led to a “perfect storm” for fraud. Fraud controls at all levels (government, law enforcement, regulatory, private sector) have ground to a halt as governments and companies reduce operations to essential personnel. Worldwide data security has stalled as companies organizations shift their focus to responding to the virus. Millions of people are stuck at home, eager for the latest news on the spread of the virus, making it more likely for normally “careful” consumers to fall victim to phishing and other attacks. This webinar will walk you through a variety of real-life fraud schemes being perpetrated as part of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.



You Will Learn How To:

Identify specific fraud schemes related to the COVID-19 outbreak

Recall the reasons consumers and businesses are more susceptible to fraud during natural disasters

Apply tips to avoid fraud schemes related to the COVID-19 outbreak

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 1 Credit
NASBA Information: Specialized Knowledge
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: February 2022
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


Jason Zirkle, CFE - Speaker

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Training Director

Jason Zirkle is the Training Director for the ACFE and has 8 years’ experience in fraud and money laundering investigations. Prior to working for the ACFE, Zirkle was an intelligence analyst with the Texas Ranger division of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). At DPS, he worked alongside Texas Rangers and DPS special agents, providing investigative support and financial analysis on major financial crime investigations. These included money laundering, fraud, embezzlement, public corruption, identity theft, illegal gambling and other white-collar crimes. He also provided financial expertise to non-financial criminal cases, such as murder investigations, narcotics, and human smuggling and trafficking.

He has testified in multiple trials and grand juries and has worked many joint-federal investigations with federal law enforcement agencies.

In 2019, Zirkle joined the ACFE to serve as its training director, where he teaches ACFE training courses and assists in updating ACFE training curriculum.



CPE Credit

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