About this Course
Everyday across the world, thousands of businesses are victimized by fraud. Who commits these bad acts? Why? And, how? In this course we are going to help you answer the questions: who commits fraud, why and how. We’ll also help you develop skills for catching them.
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Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
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English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Fraud DetectionFraud InvestigationInternal ControlData Analysis
Globe

100% online course

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Clock

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

The Accidental Fraudster

Who are "accidental" fraudsters? Learn who accidental fraudsters are, the basic elements of fraud, and how devastating the costs of fraud are....
Reading
4 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Why People Commit Fraud10m
Fraudster Demographics8m
Randy Pierce - The Accidental Fraudster6m
Reading2 readings
Syllabus10m
Getting the Most from this Course10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz20m

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

The Predator Fraudster

What is a "preditor" fraudster? How do you protect your organization against a preditor fraudster? Learn how internal control concepts and other techniques can help you detect and prevent preditor fraudsters....
Reading
4 videos (Total 36 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Attributes of a Predator9m
Internal Control Concepts10m
How to Detect and Prevent Financial Statement Fraud - Crazy Eddie12m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz20m

3

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Big Data, Benford's Law and Financial Analytics

What is "big data"? Learn how data analysis, Benford analysis and other tools can help you identify fraudulent activities....
Reading
5 videos (Total 34 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Data Analysis Tools13m
Benford Analysis5m
Availability of Data and Text Analysis6m
Making Crime Pay: How to Locate Hidden Assets - Steve Comisar2m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz20m

4

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Cyber-Crime and Money Laundering: Contemporary Tools and Techniques.

Money laundering. This week’s session will introduce you to the objectives and stages of money laundering as well as the basic techniques used. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 28 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Money Laundering Basics6m
Money Laundering Schemes7m
Making Crime Pay: How to Locate Hidden Assets - Money Laundering9m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz20m

5

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Whistleblowing

Everything you need to know about whistleblowing. Learn the importance of whistleblowing and the difficulty of being a whistleblower. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 34 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
WorldCom Fraud12m
The Choice to be a Whistleblower5m
ZZZZ Best and Barry Minkow8m
Final Thoughts4m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 5 Quiz20m
Final Exam0m
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Top Reviews

By KGApr 25th 2017

Amazing course! please offer more courses like this on fraud examination and forensic accounting. I would also be interested to take a course on Internal audit, Internal controls and res management.

By MMMay 3rd 2016

This course is a better learning than general auditing course that was taken in university by me. Awesome knowledge provided. Very easy and slow english speaking letting us to understand each word.

Instructors

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Dr. Richard Riley, Ph.D

Louis F. Tanner Distinguished Professor of Public Accounting
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Dr. Richard Dull, Ph.D

Associate Professor
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John Gill, J.D., CFE

Vice President - Education

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