Remote Investigations - Webinar Series

May 18, 20 and 22 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 50 Minutes each
CPE Credits: 3

Description for the series:
In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many anti-fraud professionals are working remotely, with limited access to the resources they normally rely on to conduct fraud examinations. In this 3-part webinar series, anti-fraud expert Bret Hood, CFE, will walk you through best practices to plan a remote investigation, conduct remote interviews, and execute a remote investigation and present your findings.

Planning and Preparing for Remote Investigations 
May 18, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET
In this 50-minute webinar, you will learn how to plan and prepare for a remote investigation. You will explore methods to corroborate information without access to proper files, including the potential use of informants. You will learn how to create the most relevant multi-disciplinary team to assist you in investigations, consider how to expand your personal network and identify the best open sources of information. 
You Will Learn How To: 

  • Design methods to improve hotline performance
  • Recognize effects on internal reporting mechanisms
  • Assess the potential cultural, legal, regulatory and informal issues associated with your remote investigations
  • Define organizational confidentiality rules and procedures

Conducting Remote Interviews 
May 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET
In this 50-minute webinar, you will sharpen the skills you need to conduct effective remote interviews. You will learn techniques to promote honesty in an interview setting where the interviewer and interviewee do not share the same physical space, and how to build rapport with interviewees using verbal cues. You will also learn how the rule of reciprocity relates to interviewing and how to define equivocation in an interviewing context. 
You Will Learn How To: 
  • Identify the components of active listening
  • Recall the basic concepts of statement analysis
  • Evaluate the use of euphemisms when responding to potentially incriminating questions
  • Assess the importance of focus, especially when the interviewer and interviewee do not share the same physical space

Conducting Remote Investigations and Presenting Findings 
May 22, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET
In this 50-minute webinar, you will learn how to conduct remote investigations and prepare relevant reports to present your findings. You will explore best practices to gather evidence in remote investigations and identify effective chain-of-custody measures, as well as basic protections against cyber compromise and crimes when conducting remote investigations. You will learn about the importance of mitigating investigative bias through techniques such as the devil’s advocate and consequential reflection approaches. Lastly, you will learn the best practices for writing reports and conveying your findings after an investigation. 
You Will Learn How To: 
  • Define “intrusion upon seclusion”
  • Compare methods to recovering assets, including foreign assets
  • Develop a memorable report using the SUCCES technique from “Made to Stick” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Define “the curse of knowledge”


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Bret Hood, CFE

21st Century Learning & Consulting

Field of Study: Communications and Marketing
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Prep: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

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