We are happy to announce that the 14th Annual Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference will once again be held at the Salem Convention Center and The Grand Hotel in Salem, Oregon. Check back here for updates, or SIGN UP to receive occasional (1-3) email updates from our Admin under the Contact Us page.
Counterfeit Credit Cards in the Northwest
During the last few years there has been an increase of counterfeit credit card cases in the NW. This will be a case study emphasizing the collaborative efforts between LE, merchants, financial intuitions. We will provide an overview of counterfeit credit cards, how to take a proactive approach to this type of crime, and share a recent investigation. View the FULL AGENDA HERE.
Trends and Resources: Consumer and Charitable Fraud Schemes
Assistant Attorney General Simon Whang will provide a primer on Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act, and the Department of Justice’s functions in protecting Oregon consumers. We will discuss how the law works, common consumer protection issues, DOJ’s outreach, education, and enforcement efforts, and the Charitable Activities section. This session will help fraud practitioners use the UTPA to best advantage, but also inform consumers of goods and services (i.e., everyone) of their rights and how to be a safer, smarter consumer. View the FULL AGENDA HERE.
Social Security and Social Services Fraud
SSA OIG and SSA Office of the General Counsel will present examples of our investigations and prosecutions that include the theft of Social Security, Medicaid, SNAP, and other federal and state benefits. The session will educate the group about the red-flags to be aware of when the theft of social service benefits may be occurring, where to find evidence of the fraud, as well as who to contact within different agencies if fraud is suspected. View the FULL AGENDA HERE.
National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB): Resources for Fraud Investigations
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is a not-for-profit organization that receives support from nearly 1,100 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. The NICB partners with insurers and law enforcement agencies to facilitate the identification, detection and prosecution of insurance criminals. In this presentation attendees will learn about ISO ClaimSearch, a database containing over 925 million property, casualty and auto insurance claims nationwide, as well as many other tactical, analytical and investigative resources used by NICB to assist law enforcement with routine and complex investigations. View the FULL AGENDA HERE.
Facts and Figures: Results of a Statewide Financial Exploitation Study
Managing Director, Kroll
Jonathan Fairtlough is a Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Investigations Practice based in Los Angeles.
Detective, Beaverton Police Department
Jason Buelt is a Detective, assigned to the Beaverton Police Department Criminal Investigations Division in the Pro Active Section.
Director, Office of Adult Abuse Prevention & Investigations
Marie Cervantes is the Director of the Office of Adult Abuse Prevention & Investigations for the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority.
Assistant United States Attorney
Scott E. Bradford is an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon.
Scott Thomas is a Special Agent with the National Insurance Crime Bureau.