Faces of Fraud: Stay Safe from the Latest Threats

1 Credits: Information Technology


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Faces of Fraud: Stay Safe from the Latest Threats

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Information Technology

Course Description

In today’s digital age, the threat of identity theft and fraud is more prevalent than ever, posing significant risks to personal and financial security. This dynamic presentation, led by expert Jeff, addresses the critical issue of how criminals exploit vulnerabilities to commit fraud and steal identities. It agitates the audience by showcasing the various tactics used by fraudsters in today’s society, from social security benefit fraud to mortgage title fraud, and the profound impact these can have on individuals. The course provides a solution by demonstrating simple, yet effective, steps to safeguard against these threats. Participants will learn practical methods to prevent identity theft, including freezing credit reports, thwarting wire transfer scams, and securing against tax return fraud. By the end of this presentation, you will be equipped with easy-to-implement solutions to protect your identity and stay one step ahead of fraudsters in the ever-evolving landscape of fraud and identity theft.


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Learning Objectives

Following the presentation, audience members will be able to:

  • Preventing social security benefit fraud
  • Prevent identity theft by freezing credit reports
  • Prevent wire transfer scams
  • Prevent mortgage title fraud
  • Prevent tax return fraud
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
September 14, 2020


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: Yes
Qualifies for CA Fraud Credits: 1

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Meet The Experts

Jeff Lanza Headshot

Jeff Lanza was an FBI special agent for over 20 years. He investigated corruption, fraud, organized crime, cybercrime, human trafficking, and terrorism. Jeff has lectured at Princeton University and as a “distinguished lecturer” at Missouri State University. He appears regularly on Fox News and CNBC, and he appeared on such national programs as TODAY, Good Morning America, Dateline, and NPR’s Marketplace. Jeff is passionate about keeping people and organizations safe from risk and has presented to thousands around the globe. His latest book, Pistols to Press, has received critical acclaim from national media figures. In addition, Jeff has authored speeches for FBI executives and has …