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Business Email Compromise: Prevention and Verification to Mitigate Loss

  • CPA (CA)
  • CRMA
  • CFF
  • CFE
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CA - ICAEW
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • ACCA
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CWS

Published: October, 2021

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Course Description


  • Business E-Mail Compromise
    10 mins
  • Business E-Mail Compromise Timeline
    18 mins
  • What is BEC Fraud
    29 mins
  • What can we do?
    36 mins
  • Wrapping Up
    47 mins

Course Description

The COVID pandemic has changed the way of the business and the business execution. However, perpetrators have tried to make the best of this situation. Business email compromise has been one of the most utilized approaches by the perpetrators.  

Business email compromise attacks are a form of cyber-crime. It uses email fraud to attack the commercial, government, and non-profit organizations to achieve a specific outcome that negatively impacts the target organization. It is designed to impersonate senior executives and trick employees, customers, or vendors into wiring payment for goods or services to alternate bank accounts. Business Email Compromise has increased almost 50% since the beginning of the pandemic. Because of the shifts in workplace location and reassignment of duties, organizations are incredibly vulnerable.

Simple social engineering, spear-phishing, phishing, and other Man-in-the-Middle attacks are getting large dollar amounts incredibly quickly.

This Auditing Online CPE webinar covers the following key topics:

  • What is Business Email Compromise
  • Common tactics used to perpetrate Email fraud
  • Warning signs to help detect suspicious activity
  • Control methods for validating communication for your organization
  • The necessary controls for Vendor Verification and Information Change
  • Application of concepts through case studies

This online CPE webinar provides an opportunity for you to understand how these types of fraud are happening and learn some valuable tactics for protecting your business.

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Learning Objectives

  • To define Business Email Compromise
  • To explore common tactics being used to perpetrate this type of fraud
  • To identify warning signs to help detect suspicious activity
  • To equip your organization with control methods for validating communication
  • To explore the necessary controls for Vendor Verification and Information Change
  • To explore real-life application (or loss) through several case studies

Recommended For

  • This Online Continuing Professional Education webinar is recommended for CPAs, CRMA, CFF, CIA, CMA, IAP, and QIAL who wants to help their clients manage the internal controls effectively
  • This Online CPE webinar is also recommended for CPAs in Canada who wants to help their clients in establishing strong internal controls

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounts Director
  • Assistant Controllers
  • Auditors
  • Business Owner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Compliance Managers
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Risk Managers
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPE Credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper (ACCT./BK)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - ICAEW
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 1 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland

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About Presenter

Jeff Smith

Senior Investigator, Dawson Forensic Group

Smith has worked as a Certified Fraud Examiner for over 7 years. As an associate and Senior Investigator at DFG, he serves in all aspect of the forensic service offerings, along with an additional focus on data forensics, research, technical writing, cyber investigation, and anti-fraud program education. He is also working to expand the mission of DFG in the field of education through Continuing Education services and the production of training videos. He is a 2008 graduate of Southern Nazarene University. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and holds a certificate as a certified fraud examiner.

About Company

Dawson Forensic Group


Dawson Forensic Group was founded by our president Steve Dawson CPA, CFE upon his retirement from a distinguished 26 year career as a partner in one of the nations top 400 public accounting firms, serving as a financial statement auditor, forensic examiner, and nationally-recognized public speaker/trainer.  

As a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE), Mr. Dawson recognized the need for a single-purposed company devoted to fraud prevention, detection, and education.  As a result, he established Dawson Forensic Group to combat small business fraud through forensic auditing, litigation support, accounting records reconstruction, internal control design consulting, and anti-fraud training services.  

The company has continued to expand in staff and levels of service due to the increasing need for small businesses to accomplish the necessary goals of establishing sound internal controls and developing effective anti-fraud programs


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Ratings and Review


9 Ratings



Very Good









Ruth Krupa, CFE

Jan 16th, 2022

Fantastic info about VEC, BEC, vishing, phishing, and all sorts of fraud a company can face via an engaging instructor.

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