Fraud Seminar - Virtual


Apr. 15 - Apr 16

Prices Start At $595*

Join Community Banker University and fraud expert Barry Thompson for a fast-moving, dynamic seminar that will prepare you to identify and protect your bank's reputation and assets. Benefit from the interactive format and expert instruction and leave with essential knowledge and tools that you can implement immediately.


All times stated are Central Time.

Thursday, April 15

8:30 a.m. - Noon  

Crisis Management, Crisis Communication & Social Media 

Instructor: Stephanie York, Esq.   

In today’s world of instant information, reputational threats can have an immediate and impactful effect on the ability of organizations to recover, rebuild, and reposition themselves after a crisis. A strategic approach to communications is paramount during these times. Learn about methods for establishing and maintaining “control of the message,” so that in a crisis you can move your message forward or mount a defense against a sudden press onslaught or a social media attack.   


Understanding the Fraud Triangle 

Instructor: Arvin Clar, CFE

Criminals don’t hide, they are in plain view of your frontline staff. Many of the identifiers bankers use to try and discover fraud are inaccurate. Learn about the Fraud Triangle, a model that explains the factors that may cause someone to commit fraud and is used by anti-fraud experts to predict the likelihood of fraud.  


Three Ps of Financial Crime 

Instructor: Arvin Clar  

Financial crime involves Profile, Prevention, and Prosecution. Know and understand how these are critical to early and successful crime identification and mitigation. When it comes to financial crimes, law enforcement agencies often require that the bank investigate the event thoroughly before the agency will become involved. Learn how to prepare and present your case to obtain prosecution from the proper level of law enforcement.   


What Keeps You Up at Night 

Instructors: Barry Thompson & Arvin Clar  

We’ll talk about the politics of fraud and facilitate a group peer exchange where everyone will have the opportunity to share what is keeping them up at night and trends we are experiencing. Hear from peers from across the U.S.    


Noon to 12:30 PM  



12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Loan Fraud 

Instructors: Brad Stevens & Barry Thompson

Loan fraud can close the doors of any bank that isn’t prepared. In this fascinating segment we will cover actual case studies of loan frauds that your bank might experience. The frauds discussed will be those that your instructors have actually experienced or have firsthand knowledge about. 


Pandemic Fraud  

Instructors: Barry Thompson & Arvin Clar  

Criminals are in love with Covid! This session will introduce you to criminal enterprises from abroad and share the techniques they are using to defraud your accountholders. Learn how to spot the warning signs and train your staff accordingly.  


Check Fraud Detection

Instructor: Greg Benson

According to a 2020 report by the Federal Trade Commission, fake check scams are on the rise with reports that check fraud has risen 65% over the last five years with the typical loss of about $2,000 which is much higher than losses for other types of fraud. In 2019 the FTC’s fraud network received more than 27,000 reports of fake check scams with losses of more than $28 million.  
Friday, April 16

8:30 a.m. - Noon  

Internal Fraud: The Warning Signs

Instructor: Barry Thompson   

Embezzlements were the one of the most reported SAR events filed by banks from 1996 to 2019. This riveting session identifies the behavioral changes that can identify internal frauds in the making! We review the warning signs that every staff member should look for or be able to identify to help stop an internal embezzlement.


Elder Fraud: A Crushing Reality 

Instructors: Barry Thompson & Arvin Clar  

Working with the elderly is never easy during a fraud case as they are often victimized by those closest to them and may be reluctant to discuss a problem when it’s been discovered. Learn how to better understand what is happening and who you can contact for help.  


Board Reporting: Don’t Kill the Messenger 

Instructor: Barry Thompson  

Reporting a large fraud loss to the board or management is one of the hardest assignments in banking. This session will give you the tools to inform management in an intelligent respectful way and teach you how to protect yourself in an unfair situation.   



Stephanie York Esq.
Arvin Clar, CFE 
Barry Thompson 
Brad Stevens
Greg Benson

ICBA Member Early-Bird: $595
ICBA Member after March 19, 2021: $695
Nonmember: $795
Nonbanker: $1,195

NOTE: Registration fee is valid for one connection, only for the individual registered. For more information, call 800-422-7285.


Barry Thompson

Thompson Consulting Group LLC

Managing Partner

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: No previous experience and training necessary.
Delivery Method: Group-Live
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