Social Engineering Fraud Schemes: How They Work

1 Credits: Auditing


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Social Engineering Fraud Schemes: How They Work

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Auditing

Course Description

This course offers a crucial exploration into the world of social engineering fraud, a domain where simplicity masks the cunning manipulation used to deceive employees and compromise organizational integrity. Participants will delve into the mechanics of various fraud schemes, including CEO fraud, phishing, and vishing, gaining insights through the study of recent cases. The course goes beyond identifying these threats; it provides actionable strategies for preventing such fraudulent activities in your organization. By understanding the nuances of different types of phishing and related fraud schemes, and the techniques to counter them, participants will be empowered with the knowledge to enhance their organization’s defenses. This course is not just informative; it is a practical guide to fortifying your organization against the ever-evolving threat of social engineering schemes.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify types of  CEO fraud
  • Identify different types of phishing and related fraud schemes
  • Recognize techniques to prevent social engineering schemes
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
February 7, 2023

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

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Joseph Helstrom, CPA, is a partner at CFO Resources, LLC, a company focused on training and courseware for CPAs. He’s also the owner of Mill Creek Publishing LLC. Joe has over 30 years of experience as a CPA in both public accounting and industry, with extensive experience in financial reporting and analysis, treasury, tax, information technology, legal and regulatory matters, and strategic planning. After graduation from Butler University with a degree in accounting, Joe got his start at Ernst & Young. Subsequent to that, he has served for several different companies as a chief financial officer; director of treasury and …