UPDATE: 2020 Anti-Fraud Technology Showcase Virtual Conference


Welcome to the 2020 Anti-Fraud Technology Showcase Conference.This day long training will be packed with presentations, panel discussions and keynote speeches from various members of the Anti-Fraud community.. Earn up to 8 CPE’s towards your CFE credential! The overarching theme of this years conference will be to discuss the importance of New Technologies in the anti-fraud space. This will include live demos of various software and AI to fight Cyber-Fraud.


Download Anti-Fraud Technology SWC Agenda

Preliminary Topics include:

  • Maintaining an Effective Compliance Program During the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Using AI to Assess Financial Risks in Times of Crisis
  • Cyber Incidents: Investigation and Pitfalls
  • Slacking on insider threats? Investigative and monitoring approaches to use within Slack to locate bad actors
  • Using Identity Threat Intelligence in a Holistic Fraud Prevention Program
  • Smart, Clean and Actionable Data with quick data analytics report in an Instant


Confirmed Firms include:

EY (Gold Sponsor)

MindBridge (Silver Sponsor)



BreachClarity Logo

Guidepost Solutions


Personable.com (Scanwriter)

Personable Logo


DynamicGRC logo

Earn up to 8 CPE’s! We hope that the timing and location (ONLINE) of the event will help everyone during these turbulent and unprecedented times.

Confirmed Speakers

Shawn Fohs

Shawn Fohs

EY Managing Director, Cyber

Kevin Kirst

Kevin Kirst

EY Senior Manager, Cyber Response

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Director of Growth and Data Analytics, MindBridge

Al Pascual

Al Pascual

BreachClarity COO / Co-Founder

Megan Prendergast Millard (003)[4701]

Megan Prendergast Millard

Senior Managing Director, Guidepost

Adrian Pay

Adrian Pay

Dynamic-GRC UK Director

Joe Pochron

Joe Pochron

EY Senior Manager, Cyber Response


Michelle Dulong

Director, Personable (Scanwriter)


Download Anti-Fraud Technology SWC Agenda

SF ACFE 2019 Fall Conference Recap


On Friday, October 25th the SF Chapter of the ACFE successfully held an all-day conference at the EY offices in San Francisco. The conference which sold out months in advance, featured many interactive sessions from a wide variety of experts such as ACFE VP and General Counsel John Warren JD CFE, a Fraud Risk Assessment panel led by EY Partner Miles Ripley and a Special Guest Presenters of current and former law enforcement officers. The highlight of the conference was the “Fraudster Panel” led by Golden Gate University Adjunct Professor Sanya Morang. Sanya is also the VP Research & Development for the Chapter and the founder of The Seduction of Fraud (www.seductionoffraud.com). The panel included three fraudsters who have been featured at the ACFE Global Conference – James Scalzo, Ryan Homa and Nathan Mueller. Also present was Jerome Mayne, who also spent time in prison for his crime and is the author of – The Diary of a White Collar Criminal. (www.jeromemayne.com).

Here are some of the comments from attendees of the conference about the panel:

“Yes, it is always nice to hear a different perspective. In my line of work, it is good to hear the severe repercussions of committing fraud. The fraudster panel has given me a glimpse of their reality and allow me to share it with others so they do not commit that were committed.”

“Fraudsters sharing their experiences in-person was extremely valuable, including the impact on their lives, and family and friends.”

“This was the highlight of the day. It was incredibly interesting.”

“Absolutely valuable. It is important to hear the story of a fraudster and learn more about the conditions of fraud occurrences, as well as the personal side of each story.”

“Professor Sanya did a good job getting to the point and held back no punches. The men on the panel came across as sincere to a man. I found their acceptance with living in the ashes as believable.”

SF ACFE Fall Conference 2019

Capture Fraud Investigation

Event Overview:

Welcome to the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Fall Fraud Conference 2019.This day long training will focus on: How to Conduct a Fraud Investigation, including the decision if and when to engage with law enforcement. Additionally, we will have four former fraudsters, all of whom have been Keynote Speakers at the Global ACFE Conference taking part in an extended panel discussion led by our own human behavior expert: Sanya Morang of ACFE/GGU/Seduction of Fraud. Additionally, we are also pleased to announce that our lunchtime keynote speaker will be none other than:

Keynote Speaker – Mr. John Warren, JD CFE,  ACFE Global Vice President & General Counsel 

Earn up to 8 CPE’s! The cost of the training will include breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The event location is a 5 minute walk from Embarcadero Bart or the CalTrain SF station. We hope that the timing and location of the event will help those living and/or working outside of SF to attend this exclusive event. Also, this conference will be available via Zoom video conferencing for those unable to attend in person. However, no CPE credits will be offered to those attending remotely. More details in the ticket section.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Ernst & Young (EY) for their sponsorship of this event!

List of Confirmed Speakers Below – Please visit our website www.sfacfe.com for speaker bios and additional information including details regarding their prior frauds.

Please find the preliminary agenda below:

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners



EY Training Center

560 Mission St #1500, San Francisco, CA 94105

Preliminary AGENDA

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast


The Fraud Investigative Process – From Detection to Prosecution A-Z

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Welcome and Conference Overview

Chapter President – Steve Morang, Senior Manager at Frank, Rimerman + Co.

 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.:  Conducting a Fraud Investigation (Part 1)

Presenters: EY/TBD

10:15- 10:30 a.m.  Morning Refreshment Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. : Conducting a Fraud Investigation (Part 2)

 Presenters: EY/TBD

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch break

Keynote Speaker: Mr. John Warren, Vice President & General Counsel ACFE Global, Austin, TX, USA. 

AFTERNOON SESSION: Calling in the Cops, Assessing Risk, Hearing it from their Perspective!

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Pros and Cons of Involving Law Enforcement in Your Fraud Investigation

Moderator: Miles Ripley, Partner, EY

Panelists: TBD

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Conducting Fraud Risk Assessments

Moderator: Miles Ripley, Partner, EY

Panelists: TBD

 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.  Afternoon refreshment break

 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Overview and Analysis of the Frauds perpetrated by today’s Panelists

Presenter: Steve Morang, SF ACFE President

 3:30-4:45 p.m. Fraudster Panel Discussion:  Similarities and Differences in Explaining Their Actions

Moderator: Sanya Morang, SF ACFE VP Research & Development

Panelists: Mr. Jim Scalzo, Mr. Nathan Mueller, Mr. Ryan Homna and Mr. Jerome Mayne

 4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

San Francisco’s First Summer Splash (albeit in San Jose!)

ACFE Summer Splash

SF ACFE Summer Splash 2019

Register here.

Event Details

Welcome to the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Summer Splash 2019. Take a break from the heat and learn in cool downtown San Jose. This special day long training will be focused on expanding your knowledge of fraud examination through the use of well known recent case studies, including Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, Fyre Festival and Theranos.  Earn up to 8 CPE’s including 2 Ethics CPE’s!

We will continue with the Spring Conference’s theme of The Seduction of Fraud, but take a much deeper dive using case studies and group exercises. Learn how to:

  • Conduct a Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Discover Your True North!
  • Establish your organizations Ethical Baseline
  • Explain the impact of human behavior on fraud prevention and detection
  • Understand the links between compliance programs and fraud prevention, detection and investigation
  • Learn the latest trends in fraud against consumer brands

Additionally, we will have speakers from well known consumer products companies presenting on how fraud can damage brand reputation. Keynote Lunch Speaker: TBA

Due to the nature of the training we will be limiting the number of participants to just 30. Afterwards there will be an exclusive networking reception at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant Rooftop Lounge for attendees.

In the tradition of ACFE Founder Joseph Wells, we will be awarding prizes to the best Hawaiian Shirts and Summer dresses. Participation is optional.

Tentative Agenda: 



8:30 a.m.    Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

10:30- 10:45: Morning Break

12:00-1:00: Lunch

3:00-3:15:   Afternoon Break

4:15- 4:30    Closing Remarks

4:30- 6:00   Reception at Scott’s Seafood Rooftop Terrasse

Earn up to 8 CPE’s! The cost of the training will include breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day and the networking reception afterwards. The event location is downtown San Jose and offers onsite parking. We hope that the timing and location of the event will help those throughout the SF Bay Area attend the event.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Frank, Rimerman for their sponsorship of this event!


Agenda and Speakers – Please visit our website www.sfacfe.com for the detailed agenda, speaker bios and additional information which will be updated on a regular basis.

Confirmed Speakers:

Sanya Morang, Co-Founder Seduction of Fraud, Adjunct Professor Golden Gate University, http://www.seductionoffraud.com, @seductionoffraud

Steve Morang, Frank,Rimerman + Co. LLP, President SF ACFE, http://www.frankrimerman.com

Register for Summer Splash 2019 here.

SF ACFE Spring Conf. 2019 – Innovation in Fraud Prevention, Detection and Investigation 2.0

Event Overview:

Welcome to the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Spring Conference 2019.This day long training will be packed with presentations, panel discussions and keynote speeches from the Anti-Fraud community, as well as government regulators and enforcement agencies (TBA). Earn up to 8 CPE’s including 2 Ethics CPE’s! The overarching theme of this years conference will be to discuss the importance of Innovation in the anti-fraud space. This will include the discussion of new training techniques, new technology to support training and new approaches to fighting fraud.

Purchase Tickets Here

Tentative Agenda: 

SF Chapter of the ACFE Spring Conference

Innovation in Fraud Prevention, Detection and Investigation 2.0



8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

9:15-10:30: The Seduction of Fraud – Understanding the Draw to the Dark Side!

Presenter: Steve Morang, SF Chapter President

                  Sanya Morang, Co-Founder – The Seduction of Fraud

10:30- 10:45: Morning Break

10:45-11:45: Behavioral Ethics from the perspective of a former FBI Special Agent

                              Presenter: Bret Hood – Director, 21st Century Training

11:45-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:00: Using AI to Empower Management’s 1.5 Line of Defense to Prevent and Detect Fraud

                              Presenters: Martin Espinosa, Chief Audit Executive, Symantec

                                                  Melanie Gallagher, Head of Third Party Risk, Intuit

 2:00-3:00: Panel Discussion on Innovation in Fraud, Integrity and Ethics

Moderated by EY

Panelists: Dan Samson. Chief Audit Executive, SRI International

                 Don O’Hair, Senior Manager, Risk & Compliance, Verizon Media

                 TBD, Google

                 TBD, EY

 3:00-3:15:  Afternoon Break

 3:15-4:00:         Combating Fraud with Blockchain-Powered Authenticity

Presenter: Kamal Hubbard, Co-founder of AltMarket, Inc.

4:00-4:45:          TBD

4:45-5:00          Closing Remarks

                           Presenter: Steve Morang, President of SF ACFE

Earn up to 8 CPE’s! The cost of the training will include breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The event location is a 5 minute walk from Embarcadero Bart or the CalTrain SF station. We hope that the timing and location of the event will help those living and/or working outside of SF to attend this exclusive event.

We would like to extend a special thank you to EY for their sponsorship of this event!

Purchase Tickets Here

SF ACFE January 2019 Meeting @pwc

We are pleased to announce that the San Francisco ACFE Chapter will kick-off the new year with a meeting on January 17 from 5:30-7:30 PM in San Francisco. The meeting will be a combination of Chapter Meeting and professional presentation in the field of fraud investigation (2 CPE’s will be awarded) which will be held over pizza and refreshments.
The Chapter gives special thanks to PWC for stepping up as the main sponsor for this event.
Purchase tickets here.
Special Presentation Topic: TBA


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Each client faces a different, unique challenge. We are here to help you get to the heart of the matter quickly. You need to know what went wrong, set clear priorities, and face stakeholders with credible solutions.

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Monday, January 17, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm
PwC Offices, Three Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
Please bring both your meeting registration and if needed, cash or check for your meeting/membership dues. We will provide you with a receipt at the event.
Free of Charge for ACFE SF Chapters Members who have paid 2019 dues.  The cost to non-members is $25 and will be collected at the time of registration through Eventbrite. Please note that since this is the first meeting of the year, there is also an option to pay your annual dues through Eventbrite while registering or simply to pay without planning on attending these specific meetings.
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Presentation Slide Decks from Online Payments Conferences September 2018

Karisse Hendricks

ACFE Slide Deck – Fraud and ZombiesFighting

Paul Wang

Fraud on The Frontlines- A GoFundMe Perspective

Scott Butler

ACFE SJ Chapter Presentation Sep 26 2018.pptx [Repaired]


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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August 13-14, 2018 National ACFE Training in San Francisco

August 13-14, 2018: National ACFE training in San Francisco – Contract and Procurement Fraud. Early bird registration deadline is July 13th. Please follow this link for more information –  click here