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Identity Theft : Why, What & How ?

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The topic is also scheduled as live webinar on the following dates

Nov 03, 2021 | 12:30 PM EDT Register
Dec 03, 2021 | 12:30 PM EDT Register


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Course Description

The rapid increase in identity theft related tax fraud has left practitioners and the IRS scrambling to respond. The scammers have become increasingly sophisticated and brazen, and are using many different approaches to wreak havoc.

This self-study CPE webinar provides practitioners with all the tools necessary to identify potential problems and respond effectively. In addition, it provides practitioners with positive steps to minimize the chances that they or their clients will be affected.

This CPE webinar for CPAs would cover:

  • Various types of identity thefts
  • How the criminals gain access to personal information and commit the frauds.
  • Review of the legal and ethical implications involved 
  • Steps that can be taken to help prevent identity theft
  • Internal controls organizations can implement to reduce the risk of loss from identity
  • Procedures for reporting instances of identity theft
  • Investigative procedures for conducting an identity theft fraud investigation

Recommended for:

This online continuing education webinar is designed for individuals who would like to obtain an understanding of identity theft. This course would be appropriate for, CPAs, CFEs, CFOs, CEOs, employees, staff accountants and anyone who is worried about becoming a victim of identity theft.

Learning Objectives

  • To recognize the various types of identity theft
  • To understand how criminals commit acts of tax refund identity fraud
  • To learn what you can do to help prevent identity theft

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • CFO/Controller
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Outsourced CFO
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA