Social Media and Fraud: How to Spot Modern-Day Con Artists

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    Speaker: Peter Goldmann

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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 51010
    Level: Intermediate

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The webinar provides an insight into social media fraud, explaining:

  • Statistical overview of the fraud problem generally, and T&E fraud specifically
  • Who commits fraud on social media
  • Lessons from social media scams and fraudsters


  • Identity theft and fraud
  • Impersonating company executives or employees for personal gain
  • Impersonating company websites
  • Gathering confidential information using false pretexting
  • Corporate spying


  • What you can do with Google and other search engines to thwart fraudsters
  • How blogging can prevent social media fraud
  • Best policies for governing employee use of social media
  • Essential information and network security measures for minimizing social media fraud


Here is one of the fastest-growing schemes on social media sites:

Most online accounts use “qualifying questions” or Knowledge Based Authentication questions and answers to verify your identity. These questions involve personal information, such as your children, other relatives’, or pets’ names or birthdays. When the fraudsters find this information on your Facebook page, they can reset your passwords and steal your identity.

Key message: Limit what you post, and lock down your privacy settings.


  • How E-fraudsters exploit Facebook and other social media sites to commit fraud
  • How to monitor social media sites for signs of criminal actions against your organization
  • How to reduce your risk of fraud victimization via social media
  • Who should be accountable for monitoring and reacting to social media attacks
  • How to respond to social media attacks


Learn about social media fraud and how it could impact your business adversely. Also learn how to respond to social media attacks and address the social media security issues to protect your business.


  • Internal and external audit professionals
  • IT managers and auditors
  • Website managers
  • Accounting and audit practitioners
  • HR managers
  • Senior financial management seeking to reduce their vulnerability to costly frauds
  • Procurement managers
  • Compliance and ethics managers
  • CFO’s/senior financial managers
  • Security personnel


Years of Experience: 25+ years

Areas of Expertise: Risk Assessment, and Fraud Prevention and Investigation

Peter Goldmann is President of FraudAware LLC,the publisher of White-Collar Crime Fighter, a widely read bi-monthly newsletter for internal auditors, controllers, corporate counsel, financial operations managers and investigators. The newsletter is in its 15th year of publication under Peter’s leadership.

Peter is the author of Fraud in the Markets: Why it Happens and How to Fight It, published by John Wiley &Sons. The book is an in-depth account of the role that fraud played in bringing about the financial crisis of 2008. 

Peter is also the author of four other anti-fraud books covering accounts payable fraud, accounts receivable fraud, as well as two workbooks on fraud and cyber-risk and control, also published by Wiley.

Peter also developed FraudAware, the leading fraud and cyber-crime awareness training program. A user-friendly learning tool, FraudAware uses seminar, Webinar and E-Learning formats to train employees and managers at all levels in how to detect, prevent and report incidents of fraud, information theft and other forms of financial and electronic suspicious conduct.

FraudAware courses, which are customized for individual corporate, non-profit and government agency clients, reinforces organizations’ whistleblowing programs by enabling employees to detect illegal activity that can then be reported to supervisors or managers or by using the organization’s confidential hotline in accordance with established policy.

In addition, Peter has conducted numerous on-site fraud and cyber-crime detection and prevention workshops for internal auditors, attorneys, HR executives and compliance officers at Fortune 500 companies including Siemens Corp., Marriott International, Sony Denny’s Corp,as well as large not-for-profit organizations. He has also been a guest lecturer for college accounting and auditing courses.

Peter has 25 years of experience as a business journalist and trainer, having launched, edited and published numerous business trade periodicals covering small business, international trade, management strategy, cyber-crime (Cyber-Crime Fighter) banking and personal finance. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

He has been a columnist for the ACFE’s newsletter, The Fraud Examiner and is a frequent contributor to other leading industry publications on anti-fraud and cyber-crime topics. He has appeared on Fox Business News, The Wall Street Journal This Morning, The New York Times and Internal Auditor magazine.

Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s from the London School of Economics.

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