Free Webinar: Social Media & Economic Crime Online

FRAML: Connecting Fraud & Money Laundering - Close-up photograph of a $100 bill.

SMI is pleased to be partnering with Cynthia Hetherington, Certified Fraud Examiner and President of the Hetherington Group, on a free educational webinar for our clients. The goal of this 60-minute presentation, entitled “The Cross Between Social Media & Economic Crime Online,” is to help attendees identify & combat this growing area of fraud.

The Cross Between Social Media & Economic Crime Online

As an investigator, you need to be aware of the emerging trends in economic crime, money laundering and online fraudulent behavior. This brief exercise is a merge of the best practices of fraud and anti-money laundering investigators, combined to demonstrate proper online investigative practices. We will cover multiple vehicles used by criminals to launder their proceeds, commit crime, and dupe the system. Using social media we will investigate and connect the dots between fraud, money laundering and solid online investigative skills in order to combat this crime.

The presenter of this webinar has pre-approved its content for 1-hour* of continuing education credit with the following professional organizations:

*Continuing education credit is only available to attendees of the live presentation and does not extend to any recordings of the webinar.

What Attendees Will Learn

This webinar is intended for an advanced audience and may assume that attendees have a basic knowledge of fraud investigation. Attendees will learn strategies from a Certified Fraud Examiner which will help you understand:

  1. The latest anti-money laundering investigative requirements
  2. Best practices for conducting Internet investigations
  3. A bevy of resources for validating & verifying social media information you believe to be fraudulent

About the Presenter

Webinar Presenter: Cynthia Hetherington, CFECynthia Hetherington, CFE has more than 20 years of experience in research, investigations, and corporate intelligence. She is the founder of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm focusing on intelligence, security, and investigations. Cynthia was the leader of Aon Consulting’s Corporate Strategic Intelligence group. She was also named the 2012 James Baker Speaker of the Year for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Cynthia applies her expertise in library science and information systems to provide clients with strategic insight into research and complex investigations. During her career, she has assisted a vast number of clients with Internet investigations related to employee theft and intellectual property loss. Cynthia has also applied her research skills while conducting online and database research to uncover well-hidden relations between fraudulent associates, their assets, and secrets. She has experience overseeing international investigations for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

A widely-published author, Cynthia authored The Guide to Due Diligence Online (2015), Business Background Investigations (2007) and The Manual to Online Public Records, 4th Ed. (2017), published by Facts on Demand Press. She is the publisher of Internet & Online Intelligence Newsletter and has co-authored articles on steganography, computer forensics, Internet investigations, and other security-focused monographs. She is also recognized for providing corporate security officials, military intelligence units, and federal, state, and local agencies with training on online intelligence practices. In addition, Cynthia is also a faculty member at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, where she teaches a program on advanced Internet fraud investigations.

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