September 14th and 26th – Two full-day seminars in San Francisco and San Jose

Event Overview:

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Welcome to the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Fall Conference(s) 2018.These day long training(s) will be packed with presentations, panel discussions and keynote speeches from over 15 experts in the Anti-Fraud community, as well as government regulators and enforcement agencies. Earn up to 8 CPE’s! 

The online gaming and gambling are $150+ billion industries and experiencing exponential growth. Tradional media is being replaced by the likes of Youtube and online streaming sites. Many of these new ways to communicate and interact with one another are also the new spawning grounds for online fraud and other criminal activities. Cyber-criminals joining forces with traditional fraudsters and even terrorists to leverage this new frontier. Join us talking with experts from organization including: EY, Linden Labs, GoFundMe,ThreatMatrix and many more to discuss state-of-the-art ways to combat fraud, money laundering and other bad actors online.

We will be offering both a San Francisco (9/14/2018) and a San Jose (9/26/2018) location. Please be careful to register for the correct date & location! Sessions will cover similar topics but there might be a variation in actual speakers. As we move closer to the actual conference date, we will be updating the speakers on our website.

Tentative AGENDA

 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

 9:00-9:15: Welcome and Conference Overview

 Presenter: Steve Morang CFE, SF Chapter President

 9:15-10:15: Panel Discussion on online gaming, gambling & fraud moderated by EY

 10:15- 10:30: Morning Break

 10:30-12:00: Why Fighting online and mobile payment fraud is like fighting zombies!

                               Presenter: Karisse Hendrick, Charglytics Consulting

 12:00-1:00: Lunch

 1:00-2:00: Terrorists, Fraudsters and Dirty Politicians: The Underbelly of Social Media and Online Games

                         Presenter: Scott F. Butler CFE , Linden Labs

 2:00-3:00: Fighting Fraud on the Front Lines – The GoFundMe Perspective

                               Presenter: Paul Wang CFE, GoFundMe

 3:00-3:15: Afternoon Break

 3:15-4:15: Realtime Authentication: Solutions to identify fraudsters before they strike

                               Presenter: Satish Karry CFE, Threatmetrix

 4:15-4:55: Expert Panel:

                   Looking to the future, visions of online payments and fraud in 2025 and beyond.

 4:55-5:00: Closing Remarks

Keynote Speakers – Scott F. Butler CFE CAMS

 A Chief Compliance Officer who has success in guiding companies through the process of obtaining money transmitter licenses worldwide.

Scott designed the compliance program for Facebook’s peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfer feature (“Payments on Messenger”) and established Facebook’s first company-wide system for monitoring developments in sanctions regimes that affect products/features across the Facebook platform. He handled key aspects of the Facebook payments subsidiary’s first-ever regulatory examinations before eventually taking full responsibility for those exams. At Linden Lab, he is charged with making sure that transactions that take place in a “virtual world” meet regulatory and legal requirements without inhibiting customer experience.

I’ve found that my experience working for compliance departments on Wall Street (Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse) provided regulators and business partners with the comfort that the AML/CTF programs that I established were fundamentally sound. Applying my traditional regulatory knowledge to the non-traditional FinTech environments has been my speciality.

He is also a screenwriter and have consulted on a number of financial crime/fraud-related film projects.

 Karisse Hendrick

 eCommerce Chargebacks & Fraud Consultant; Co-host of upcoming “Online Fraudcast” Podcast; Marketing Evangelist, CNP Expo

 Yes, that’s a lot of titles. But, at the core of all of the projects I work on are merchant focused, in the CNP fraud & payments industry. After spending 6 years of my career in payments and fraud operations for a payment processor, a retailer with a unique business model and one of the largest online travel agencies, I found my real passion was supporting merchants, to help them do their job better or to work on changing the industry. I’ve done that in a variety of ways for the last 7 years. -Through consulting directly, through being the in-house industry expert for the main trade association for risk & payments professionals, through creating conference & written content for a large industry conference, through podcasting & sharing some of the knowledge I have about this industry I love.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with the largest companies in the world while learning which strategies and tools work best for each business model and vertical, to provide significant savings to online companies of all sizes & verticals, to speak at several conferences, and many other great experiences. -All of this to advocate for or to support online and mobile merchants in fraud prevention and payments optimization.

Satish Karry CFE – ThreatMetrix

 I get to work on fighting fraud on the largest real-time fraud detection platform daily. I help customers review suspicious activity and complex fraud cases to help identify and resolve fraud risk trends and issues.

Identify meaningful insights from chargeback data. Sharing best practices with fraud managers, risk analysts, privacy teams. Monitoring and maintaining global fraud detection policies, models & reports
Helping e-commerce websites and financial institutions fight fraud in New Account Origination , Logins, Detail Changes, Shipping Fraud, Payment Fraud.

ThreatMetrix®, A LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Company, empowers the global economy to grow profitably and securely without compromise. With deep insight into 1.4 billion anonymized user identities, ThreatMetrix ID™ delivers the intelligence behind 100 million daily authentication and trust decisions to differentiate legitimate customers from fraudsters in real time. ThreatMetrix is recognized as the sole Leader in the 2017 Forrester Wave™ for risk-based authentication.

Paul Wang CFE – Go Fund Me

Paul Wang is a proven leader in the anti-fraud and AML space within fintech, with expertise in customer verification, and due diligence. He has extensive experience in preventing fraud across both the P2P lending and crowdfunding space, and has successfully developed fraud-prevention operation teams. Paul currently serves as payment risk manager at GoFundMe, leading a team to protect users on the largest and most trusted crowdfunding platform in the United States.


Earn up to 8 CPE’s! The cost of the training will include breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. We hope that the timing and location of the event(s) will help those thoughout the Bay area to attend these exclusive events.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Ernst & Young (EY) and Frank, Rimerman (FRCO) for their sponsorship of these events!

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We hope you can make it!

San Francisco ACFE Chapter

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