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Mark Dauberman, CPA

Mark Dauberman

  • CPA
  • CFF
  • CMA
  • CPA(Canada)
  • CIA

Before starting this self study program, please go through the instructional document.


  • Fraud Perpetrators2 mins
  • Rationalization18 mins
  • Strategy for Preventing Fraud28 mins
  • Characteristics of a Fraudster40 mins
  • Characteristics of an Honest Crook48 mins
  • Factor Contributing to Prevention & Detection63 mins
  • Event & Transection74 mins

Course Description

Fraud is an insidious crime. Commonly defined, fraud is an act in which attempts are made to deceive with promises of goods, services, or financial benefits that do not exist, were never intended to be provided, or were misrepresented. And each year, tens of millions of people fall prey to fraudulent schemes and practices. While conventional internal controls are rarely effective for preventing fraud, some less conventional controls have proven effective.  One size, however, does not fit all.  There are several different types of “typical” fraud perpetrators who commit fraud for different reasons, perform their fraudulent acts in different manners, and have different views on how their acts can be rationalized.

This course will profile 4 types of typical fraud perpetrators, and how the three characteristics of the fraud triangle, reason, opportunity, and rationalization, apply to each.  We will then use this information to develop a fraud prevention strategy for each. The strategies will be used to develop specific controls and to describe the characteristics of controls more likely to be effective than others.

Major Topics Covered

  • The fraud triangle – the characteristics of fraud
  • Profiles of typical fraud perpetrators
  • Fitting the fraud triangle to the profiles
  • Characteristics of preventive controls
  • Developing preventive controls

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the different types of fraudsters
  • To recognize how the fraud triangle is applicable to the different fraudsters
  • To recognize various strategies and metrics used to prevent fraud
  • To identify controls specific to each type of fraudster
  • To identify methods of creating an anti-fraud culture

Who Should Attend?

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accountant
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • Young CPA
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Accounting Managers
  • Staff of Accounting Firm





This was an excellent program that mentioned some excellent technology techniques for performing fraud investigations. Presenters were very knowledgeable on the topics. Excellent webinar using real-life examples. Pretty useful information and the tool they are advertising is actually something I will consider recommending to our audit shop.


I learned about fraud investigations without being bogged down with the software they used. There were questions at the end to address software functions, I always find fraud investigation interesting! While I don't need this information now, it will be saved as an resource.


I was very impressed with the presenters knowledge of the subject. Also, the ease with which the presenters discussed the topics, shows their level of expertise. I love fraud webinars and you get to learn a lot of tricks about how people conceal fraud. This is really a good webinar. Will recommend this to anyone


I like his presentation style of actually reading the handout material and then expanding on it. Other instructors talk at the same time as I'm trying to read the screen and that gets confusing at times, Useful information delivered with precision and clarity by a very knowledgeable presenter. A big thank you to Matt for sharing his expertise


A great presentation on fraud specific that isn't often addressed, yet many definitions and impressions from the professional's position, the client and the IRS Criminal Investigation was extremely insightful. A review and update that all professionals should consider hearing.


Excellent background material to understand the IRS focus on tax fraud and what "fraud"means, including terminology and sanctions. The webinar open my eyes to rich man fraud and how our Government do not do Due Deligence when come to fraud of top 2 per cent.