Social Media Fraud: Detecting and Controlling the Threat

3.8 billion people use Social Media worldwide. Translation: A huge cyber hunting ground for online fraudsters of all kinds.

Companies, non-profits and government agencies are all targets of social media scammers. These cyber-predators impersonate legitimate Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts to trick users into giving up their personal information or even unknowingly sending money to the bad guys. Other social media attacks include brand theft, identity fraud and account sabotage.

Fortunately, these and other scams have been around long enough for the good guys to figure out how organizations and individuals can protect themselves from them. Learn how to identify social media scams before it's too late..and how to train employees in how to avoid putting organizations at risk of these costly attacks.

This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.


After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Identify the seriousness of social media fraud schemes to your organization
  • Recognize which social media schemes put your organization at greatest risk
  • Provide clarity about differences between internal and external social media fraud attacks
  • Define and describe best practices for detecting and preventing social media fraud


The major topics included in this presentation are...

  • Details of how common social media fraud schemes are committed
  • How to detect social media attacks where you least expect them
  • How to identify red flags of possible social media schemes
  • Who the most common perpetrators are
  • Best practices for training all employees in how to detect, report and prevent social media attacks

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CPAs in public practice, business and industry, managing partners, compliance and ethics officers, chief learning officers, risk managers, and regulators


CPA Crossings, LLC

Advanced Preparation



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