2 Hour CPE Speaker Event with Full Breakfast

July 18, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Handlery Hotel San Diego
950 Hotel Circle N.
San Diego, CA 92108
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Earn 2 Credit Hours Learning about Business Email Scams - The Anatomy of Two Crimes!

CPE Credit Hours: 2



Greg L. Taylor, CFE / Senior VP, Corporate Audit Partners (CAP)


Program Description & Learning Objectives

Compromised Business Email Scams from Fraudsters Impersonating as a Vendor Requesting ACH Payments to fraudulent Account Numbers.

What Is It?

With Business Email Compromise, legitimate business email accounts are either compromised or impersonated, and then used to order or request the transfer of funds.  The fraudster will often compromise one of the business’ officers and monitor his or her account for patterns, contacts and information. Using information gained from social media or ‘out of office’ messages, the fraudster will often wait until the officer is away on business to use the compromised email account to send payment instructions.  

How It’s Done

Fraudster monitors officer’s accounts for patterns, contacts and information.

After identifying the target, ploys are conducted such as spear-phishing, social engineering, identity theft, email spoofing, and the use of malware to either gain access to or convincingly impersonate the email account.

Fraudster uses the compromised email account to send payment instructions.

Payment instructions direct the funds to an account controlled by the fraudster. 


Avoid Being a Victim

Understand these attacks can come via email, phone calls, faxes or letters in the mail. Don’t assume it’s a cybersecurity problem.

Educate and train employees to recognize, question, and independently authenticate changes in payment instructions, requests for secrecy, or pressure to take action quickly.

Authenticate requests to make payment or change payment information.

Review accounts frequently.

Initiate payments using dual controls.

Never provide password, username, authentication credentials, or account information when contacted.

Don’t provide nonpublic business information on social media.

Avoid free web-based email accounts for business purposes. A company domain should always be used to establish company personnel emails.

To make impersonation harder, consider registering domains that closely resemble the company’s actual domain.

Do not use the ‘reply’ option when authenticating emails for payment requests. Instead, use the ‘forward’ option and type in the correct email address or select from a known address book


Time / Agenda:

7:30AM - 8:00AM Registration and breakfast buffet

8:00AM - 9:50AM Speaker event

9:50AM Speaker closes with Q&A for 5-10 minutes

10:00AM Board of Directors Meeting

NOTE: we encourage anyone interested in learning more about our chapter or wanting to get involved to attend!


Additional Event Information

Parking: Complimentary parking validation to take place during event registration 

Breakfast Buffet Menu:

  • Chilled Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice,  Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea
  • Fresh Pastries - Cinnamon Rolls, Bear Claws, Croissants, Cheese Danish, Muffins
  • Seasonal Fruit Display
  • Oatmeal
  • Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
  • Bistro Potatoes
  • Crisp Hickory Bacon


Ticket Pricing: (details to follow)

$0 - San Diego Chapter Member
$0 - Non-Chapter Member
$0 - Student Ticket (Includes Membership Dues through 2019)


For these discounts and more, please complete this Member Application link prior to purchasing the ticket.


Speaker Bios:


Greg L. Taylor, CFE / Senior VP, Corporate Audit Partners (CAP) 

Prior CFO – R-Cubed Composites, a subsidiary of Perstorp AG

Author – Fraud Prevention Articles

Author – Thriller Novels.


Mr. Taylor is CAP’s foremost fraud expert and chief designer of VRM-Partner™ web-based software. Joined CAP with over 17 years of accounting and auditing management experience. Mr. Taylor has held a variety of senior management positions in accounting and finance including CFO positions in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Taylor’s extensive background includes management positions in the

aerospace, banking and advertising industries. In addition to 18 years in the audit recovery industry, his expertise includes five years as a fraud examination expert and currently presents national workshops on detecting fraud and embezzlement. Mr. Taylor is responsible for the day-to-day operations and software systems development.