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    • May 03, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom (Online)
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    Investigating on the Internet

    Research Tools for Fraud Examiners


    5/3/2021 (8:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

    4 CPE Credit Hours

    Course Info: Are you using online resources in your internal and external investigations to your best advantage? Presented in non-technical terms, Investigating on the Internet: Research Tools for Fraud Examiners will teach you how to use the internet to find and follow leads, and make your fraud examinations more effective.


    With a better understanding of the information available online, you can increase the efficiency and success of your fraud examinations. In this seminar, you will learn how to locate evidence online using search engines, commercial databases and social media sites. This seminar will also discuss methods for conducting international due diligence, give an overview of emerging trends such as cryptocurrencies and the dark web, and more. The instructor will put these resources into a fraud investigation context while also covering the important considerations for fraud examiners carrying out online investigations


    About the Presenter: 

    Cynthia HerringtonCynthia Hetherington, CFE, MLS, MSM, CII, is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a cyber investigations consulting, publishing and training firm. With more than two decades of expertise, Hetherington is a leader in due diligence, corporate intelligence and cyber investigations. 


    She is the author of three books on conducting cyber investigations and annually trains more than 7,200 investigators; security professionals; attorneys; accountants; auditors; military intelligence professionals; and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices. 


    Hetherington leads national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries, her cyber investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high-profile corruption cases, assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in U.S. history.

    Registration Fee:


    Members: $75

    Non-member Fee: $150

    INVESTIGATING ON THE INTERNET 

     

    MAY 3, 2021 



    8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. 

    Beginning Internet Investigations

    Start your investigation using the broadest and most accessible internet search tools, such as Google and Bing. This block will teach you how to take elemental searches to the next level and get a higher-quality results. Learn about proximity searches, customized alerts, search operators and other features most users never employ.

    9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. 

    Break 

    9:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. 

    Public Records and Commercial Databases

    Today, everything is kept as an electronic record. Most of what a fraud examiner is looking for in public records can be accessed online—no more weary days in the depths of city hall or some courthouse. But how do you find what you are looking for? What can you expect to find? This block outlines what is available and where. The limitations of these records are also discussed.

    10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. 

    Break 

    11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Investigating Social Media 

    Fraud examiners can uncover many aspects of a case with a good working knowledge of how these websites encourage the sharing of personal information. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and many more can be sources of investigative data to the fraud examiner who knows how to mime them for data. 

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January 11, 2021 Open Source Investigations (CPE Sent 1-12-2021)
December 07, 2020 2020 Fall Seminar: Interview Training (CPE Sent 12-7-2020)
November 09, 2020 November Virtual Training: “YOU are the TARGET” (Cybersecurity)
October 05, 2020 October Zoom Meeting
September 14, 2020 September Zoom Meeting
May 18, 2020 May Ethics Seminar
March 02, 2020 March Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 3-4-2020)
February 03, 2020 February Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 2-4-2020)
January 06, 2020 January Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 1-20-2020)
December 02, 2019 2019 Fall Seminar (CPE sent 12-8-2019)
November 04, 2019 November Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 11-7-2019)
October 07, 2019 October Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 10-22-2019)
September 03, 2019 September Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 9-11-2019)
May 06, 2019 2019 Spring Seminar
April 01, 2019 April Lunch-N-Learn
March 04, 2019 March Lunch-N-Learn
February 04, 2019 February 2019 Networking Event with CPE
January 07, 2019 January Lunch-N-Learn
December 03, 2018 2018 Fall Seminar
November 06, 2018 November Lunch-N-Learn
October 18, 2018 Houston Chapter Fraud Conference
October 01, 2018 October Lunch-N-Learn
September 04, 2018 September Lunch-N-Learn
May 22, 2018 Houston Chapter of the ACFE Presents - ANALYTIC INTERVIEWING® DETECTING DECEPTION IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
May 14, 2018 2018 Spring Seminar
May 03, 2018 ACFE Training - Conducting Internal Investigations
April 06, 2018 San Antonio Chapter's 12th Annual Conference
April 02, 2018 April Lunch-N-Learn
March 05, 2018 March Lunch-N-Learn: Joint Event with the Austin Chapter of the IIA
February 05, 2018 February 2018 Networking Event with CPE
January 08, 2018 January Lunch-N-Learn
December 11, 2017 2017 Fall Seminar
December 04, 2017 Principles of Fraud Examination
November 06, 2017 November Lunch-N-Learn
October 05, 2017 Houston Fraud Conference
October 02, 2017 October Lunch-N-Learn
September 11, 2017 September Lunch-N-Learn
May 19, 2017 2017 IIA Austin Golf Outing
May 15, 2017 2017 Spring Seminar
April 21, 2017 San Antonio Chapter's 11th Annual Conference
April 03, 2017 April Lunch-N-Learn
March 06, 2017 March Networking Event with CPE
February 06, 2017 February Lunch-N-Learn
January 09, 2017 January Lunch-N-Learn
December 12, 2016 2016 Fall Seminar
December 05, 2016 ACFE - Principles of Fraud Examination
November 13, 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week
November 07, 2016 November Lunch-N-Learn
October 03, 2016 October Lunch-N-Learn
September 12, 2016 September Lunch-N-Learn

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