UNDERSTANDING FRAUD, THE BASICS
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Overview of Topics

  • Fraud Reasearch5 mins
  • Predication of Fraud15 mins
  • Government Fraud Risks30 mins
  • Corruption49 mins
  • Source of Tips63 mins
  • Duplicate Card Frauds74 mins

Course Description

Fraud is defined as the intentional false representation or concealment of a material fact for the purpose of inducing another to act upon it to his or her injury (as defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Banks, retail, medical, government, non-profit and insurance are just a few of the industries that experience fraud daily in one way or another. Financial crime is continuously evolving. At any given moment, persons in all parts of the world are conceiving new illegal ways to take money or gain economic advantage from organizations and individual victims.

For financial institutions, government agencies and the like, fraud is not only a constant headache but a significant operational risk. It creates financial losses and reputation harm which can last for years. Fighting fraud is now an escalating war. Even agencies with the most advanced tools and procedures to detect and prevent fraud sometimes feel like they are lagging behind. 

Major Topics Covered :

  • Definition of fraud
  • The fraud triangle
  • Elements of fraud
  • History of fraud

This course is designed for individuals who would like to obtain a basic understanding of fraud. We will discuss various types of frauds and how the criminals commit the frauds. We will review some of the legal and ethical implications involved. 

Examples of real world cases will be provided to help develop and understanding of the risks involved. Participants will be introduced to the fraud triangle and the elements of fraud. We will discuss the history of fraud as it relates to the accounting profession.

Webinar Qualifies for

  • 2 CPE credit of Auditing for all CPAs
  • 2 CPE credit of Canadian CPAs
  • 2 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals/Bookkeepers/Accountants

Learning objectives

  • To recognize fraud
  • To explore fraud triangle
  • To identify the elements of fraud
  • To recall the history of fraud

About Presenter

Dr. Robert Minniti

President,Minniti CPA LLC

minniti.cpa@cox.net

Dr. Minniti is the President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC. Dr. Minniti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona. Dr. Minniti received his doctoral degree in business administration from Walden University, received his MBA degree and Graduate Certificate in Accounting from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Minniti taught graduate and undergraduate courses in forensic accounting at DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Kaplan University, Northwestern University, and the University of Phoenix.

He designed graduate and undergraduate courses for Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and Anthem College. He is a writer and public speaker. He has experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations, financial audits, internal audits, compliance audits, real estate valuations, business valuations, internal control development, business continuation planning, risk management, financial forecasting, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work. Dr. Minniti is an instructor teaching continuing professional education classes for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Compliance Online, CPE Link/CCH . AccountingEd, Global Compliance Panel, Clear Law Institute, CPE Solutions, Canopy CPE, The Institute of Management Accountants, the National Association of Valuators and Analysts, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and various state CPA Societies.

MINNITI CPA LLC is seeking professional, hard-working, licensed CPAs with at least four years of experience.

The Firm demands independence, integrity, objectivity, competence and due care from all of its personnel in the conduct of its engagements. Our Firm is structured to provide leadership in achieving high quality professional performance while maintaining the concept of individual responsibility. Policies and procedures have been established providing assurance that professional engagements are properly planned and executed. Decisions are based on the substance of issues, not on form.

Our policies and procedures designate Partners of the Firm for consultation on significant ethical, technical and industry questions. The policies and procedures are designed to assure that clients receive the best professional services we can provide. We continually keep in mind the public interest. We expect our Partners and Associates to identify and resolve all important engagement issues.

The job requires high level tax preparation skills, superior tax research and problem solving abilities, broad software knowledge, and excellent written and oral communication skills. We have a team approach to provide high quality client service for tax compliance, planning, financial statements, and general business consulting.

Review Questions

  • Question 1 : 00:15
  • Question 2 : 00:30
  • Question 3 : 00:45
  • Question 4 : 01:00
  • Question 5 : 01:15
  • Question 6 : 01:30
  1. Which one of the following is the major component of the theory of differential reinforcement?
  2. The three corners of fraud triangle are:
  3. ________________ devices are used to record the information on the magnetic strip on the back of a card.
  4. Criminals use card duplicators and blank cards to make duplicates of legitimate credit, debit and gift cards.
  5. According to FBI estimates ransom ware is a _______ a year fraud.
  6. Which one of the following is an example of non-occupational fraud?
  1. Which one of the following was the proponent of the theory of differential reinforcement?
  2. Theory of Differential Association concluded which one of the following?
  3. Which one of the following represent “The elements of fraud”?
  4. ____________ alone without any objective evidence is an insufficient basis for conducting a fraud investigation.
  5. Medicare fraud costs over _____ a year.
  6. ____ % data breaches happen because of system glitch based on the 2018 cost of data breach study.
  7. ____________ is placed on computers to encrypt your data until a ransom is paid for the decryption key.
  8. __________ is a newer version of ransomeware.
  9. Asset misappropriations include which one of the following?
  10. Not for profit fraud risks includes:

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On-Demand Webinars

WORK WELL REMOTE: BOUNDARIES FOR BETTER HABITS
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 View Details/Register
FUNDAMENTALS OF INCOME TAXATION OF TRUSTS & FORM 1041 PLANNING: WHAT EVERY ADVISORS NEEDS TO KNOW
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ACCOUNTANT PREPARED A RETURN AND IT IS UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BY THE IRS, NOW WHAT?
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GENERALLY ACCEPTED GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS: THE NEW YELLOW BOOK (LATEST FOR NON-PROFIT)
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CUTTING THE GORDIAN KNOT: ECHECK FRAUD, MOBILE BANKING FRAUD, CHECK 21 & HOLDER IN DUE COURSE
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CYBERSECURITY BASICS FOR ACCOUNTING & TAX COMMUNITY
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Ethics for Wyoming CPAs
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CYBERSECURITY ESSENTIALS FOR TAX PREPARER
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FORENSIC ACCOUNTING : VALUE ADDED SKILL FOR EVERY ACCOUNTANT
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
TAX FIRM MARKETING: 5 ESSENTIAL DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IDENTITY THEFT WITH CASE STUDIES
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
NEW CYBER FRAUDS & CYBERSECURITY INTERNAL CONTROLS (POST PANDEMIC)
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 View Details/Register
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections (2 CPE)
Thursday, August 27, 2020 View Details/Register
Corporate External Financial Reporting Decisions
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 View Details/Register
Internal and System Controls
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 View Details/Register
  • Cost $20
  • CPE Credits 2
  • CPD Credits 2
  • Subject Area Auditing
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method QAS Self Study
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Published Date October 07 ,2020
  • Who should attend? CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm Accounting Firm CPA (Industry) Auditors Young CPA Entrepreneurial CPA Senior Accountant VP Accounts Entrepreneurial Accountant Staff of Accounting Firm
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On-Demand Webinars

WORK WELL REMOTE: BOUNDARIES FOR BETTER HABITS
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 View Details/Register
FUNDAMENTALS OF INCOME TAXATION OF TRUSTS & FORM 1041 PLANNING: WHAT EVERY ADVISORS NEEDS TO KNOW
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 View Details/Register
ACCOUNTANT PREPARED A RETURN AND IT IS UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BY THE IRS, NOW WHAT?
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 View Details/Register
GENERALLY ACCEPTED GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS: THE NEW YELLOW BOOK (LATEST FOR NON-PROFIT)
Thursday, October 15, 2020 View Details/Register
CUTTING THE GORDIAN KNOT: ECHECK FRAUD, MOBILE BANKING FRAUD, CHECK 21 & HOLDER IN DUE COURSE
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 View Details/Register
CYBERSECURITY BASICS FOR ACCOUNTING & TAX COMMUNITY
Monday, October 12, 2020 View Details/Register
Ethics for Wyoming CPAs
Friday, October 09, 2020 View Details/Register
CYBERSECURITY ESSENTIALS FOR TAX PREPARER
Friday, October 09, 2020 View Details/Register
FORENSIC ACCOUNTING : VALUE ADDED SKILL FOR EVERY ACCOUNTANT
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
TAX FIRM MARKETING: 5 ESSENTIAL DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IDENTITY THEFT WITH CASE STUDIES
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
NEW CYBER FRAUDS & CYBERSECURITY INTERNAL CONTROLS (POST PANDEMIC)
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 View Details/Register
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections (2 CPE)
Thursday, August 27, 2020 View Details/Register
Corporate External Financial Reporting Decisions
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 View Details/Register
Internal and System Controls
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 View Details/Register