HOW CROOKS CONCEAL THEIR PAST AND CHANGE THEIR IDENTITY
Is your adviser a convicted fraudster that adopted a new identity following prison? Did a child molester circumvent your school’s background check? Greg will discuss U. S. states that have “closed” and “open” vital records, demonstrate how easy it is to “take” a dead person’s identity, illustrate how to produce “breeder” documents necessary to get a new U. S. Social Security number, show how some conceal the time they were in prison, and how crooks create a “new-skin” individual
THEFT OF $450,000 – A NICKEL AT A TIME
The Indianapolis Public Library embezzlement case is popular especially with college finance classes. This case tracks the embezzler from youth, to the fraud, to discovery of the fraud, to prison and her post-prison life. Following prison, Greg found her working at the Indiana University purchasing department in a sensitive position
PROTECTING YOURSELF AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT
This is one of Greg's most popular courses. An insurance agent stole 3,000 Identities of a small county. Greg track this fraudster from youth, to the fraud, to discovery, to prison and his post-prison life. Greg interviewed the fraudster while in prison, after his release from prison, his victims, the law enforcement officers that tracked him down, and his former wife. From this case study and the latest information, learn how to protect you and your business from financial identity theft and the latest - synthetic identity theft
EMBEZZLEMENT AND RISK ASSESSMENT
This class is designed for very small businesses including, dental practices, veterinarians, and optometrists. These organizations typically have fewer than a dozen employees and are frequent victims of embezzlement. Well over half of small medical-related businesses are victims of embezzlement. Greg uncovered his first embezzler in 1982. Subsequently, he has investigated many embezzlers, is familiar with very small business accounting systems, fraudster embezzlement techniques, and fraud countermeasures.
RISK ASSESSMENT - HOW TO AVOID IDENTITY THEFT & FRAUD
Keep your nest-egg safe by avoiding investment fraud schemes. This class is based on Greg’s interviews, research and extensive writing about actual financial fraudsters. This class will help you conduct a personal fraud risk assessment, understand if you are likely to become a fraud victim and teach you how to recognize common red flags.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR ESTATE FROM BEING HIJACKED
Learn who wants to steal your inheritance, and how to protect it. Most estates are looted, and the victim of fraud. Hijackers take control of an inheritance and divert it to an unintended recipient. “Final Gifts” too often never reached the intended loved ones. Included is the case study of a local elder attorney that manipulated over 100 estates until he was discovered and sent to jail.
IS YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISER A CROOK?
Find out if your advisor has had his licenses suspended, revoked, had multiple consumer complaints or been charged by a regulator. The advisor may have hidden this part of his background from you. Learn how to use free internet sites used by Greg and other fraud examiners when conducting a background check on financial advisor.
UNDERSTAND GUARANTEES, RISK AND FINANCIAL PRODUCTS
Sound like Greek to you? Bank accounts, guarantees, retirement savings plans, and basic investments may be confusing. This course will help you understand the economic differences including risks. It was developed by Greg years ago to help consumers understand their risk tolerance.
BLACK SWAN EVENT
A black swan event is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a shocking surprise and has a major effect on your way of life. Here are a few recent black swans: 9/11; 2008 global financial crisis; gas fracking. Here are a few potential 2018 black swans: Trump impeached; China economic bubble; EU break-up; 3% US unemployment rate; computer virus takes out global internet. Ask citizens of Cyprus what happened when their government ran out of money and could not keep borrowing. Is there a Black Swan in your future? WHAT CAN YOU DO?
UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING BENFORD'S LAW
For several years, Greg has taught this course to Fraud Examiners and Accounting auditors. Fraudulent numbers are invented numbers that can often be identified by applying special audit techniques based on Benford's Law. Greg conducted original number invention gender and country of birth research, with his university partners, which is being published in 2017 by the Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting. This seminar is only given to law enforcement, university accounting students and fraud auditors.