New COVID-19 Frauds and Scams

Author: Robert K Minniti

CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

With the onset of the COVID-19 virus and the shutdown of the worldwide economy what new risks exist for businesses. The criminals came up with new scams within days of the virus outbreak. Learn how criminals are trying to take advantage of the virus to line their pockets with ill-gotten gains. What internal controls should companies be using to protect organization. We will discuss IT and other frauds as well as cybersecurity in a COVID-19 environment.

Publication Date: April 2021

Designed For
CPAs, CFEs, CMA, CIAs, CFFs, MAFF, CGMAs, CFOs, CEOs, business owners, business managers, internal auditors, external auditors, corporate accountants, government accountants and risk management personnel.

Topics Covered

  • Review of Fraud
  • COVID‐19 Cybersecurity Risks
  • COVID‐19 Scams & Frauds

Learning Objectives

  • Identify frauds and scams related to the COVID‐19 pandemic
  • Recognize how criminals are trying to take advantage of the virus
  • Identify internal controls companies should be using to protect organization
  • Describe IT and other frauds as well as cybersecurity in a COVID-19 environment
  • Identify which organization announced a data breach for applicant's personal information regarding disaster loan applications
  • Identify which government agency warned consumers about COVID-19 funeral scams
  • Describe which US Senator criminals filed a fraudulent unemployment claim for
  • Recognize the maximum amount a business could receive from the United States COVID-19 Relief Program
  • Describe which stimulus program employees at Chase Bank illegally used customer information for

Level
Basic

Instructional Method
Self-Study

NASBA Field of Study
Accounting (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
None

Advance Preparation
None

Registration Options
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Fees
Regular Fee $59.00

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