Identity Theft: Preventing, Detecting, and Investigating

Protect yourself and your clients from identity theft, which includes the theft of personal and professional identities. No one is immune from this rising tide of criminal misconduct and as your clients seek your advice, you will be required to perform due diligence in protecting their IDs. Some will even be tasked with investigating the crime. This course addresses the needs of each. As the instances of identity theft and data breaches continue, people are clamoring for ways to detect identity theft, protect themselves from becoming a victim, and investigating instances of theft when they strike. Don't allow you or your client to become the next victim! TOPICS DISCUSSED  Identity theft statistics  Types of identity theft  Obtaining the victim's information  Tools used in identity theft investigations  Finding identifying information on the Internet  Investigating identity theft  Detecting and preventing identity theft


When you complete this course you will be able to:
  • Identify the various means used to commit identity theft and how thieves obtain the information necessary to commit these crimes.
  • Recognize how to protect personal and professional identities from identity theft.
  • Identify how to investigate a case of identity theft, and the steps involved in such investigation.
  • Recall keys to success when teaching clients how to implement policies and procedures to protect their identities.

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CPAs, forensic accountants, fraud examiners, individuals in banking and financial services


American Institute of CPAs


Basic knowledge of fraud and related investigations

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