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Protecting yourself from fraud during COVID-19

Start Date:6/3/2020

Start Time:2:30 PM EDT

Duration:90 minutes

Abstract:

Canadians fall victim to fraud daily and in light of this worldwide pandemic, fraudsters have not missed a beat. From selling fake COVID-19 cures to impersonating the Public Health Agency of Canada, criminals are stopping at nothing to make a quick profit. In this session, David Malamed, CPA, CA and a CPA court-qualified Investigative and Forensic Accountant, and RCMP Sgt. Guy Paul Larocque, CPA, CGA, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, will educate individuals on leading COVID-19 frauds as well as tips on how you can protect yourself during this difficult time.

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This event is made possible by the generous support of Canada Life, our national development sponsor.

This webinar is eligible for 1 CPD. CPD credits for financial literacy events are determined by the provincial bodies. Please contact your provincial body for eligibility.

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Speakers

David Malamed, CPA, CA

Head of Forensic Accounting and Chief Fraud Investigator

Cooper, Green & Warren LLP

David is a court qualified forensic accounting and fraud investigation expert specializing in fraud investigations and underlying damage quantification.

He has investigated, managed and reported on countless fraud allegations used in both civil and criminal court. David has been qualified numerous times in court as an expert in his field and provided testimony.

David conducts and manages investigations on behalf of corporations, law firms, individuals, governments, law enforcement agencies and other public sector organizations.

David’s experience includes acting for clients in multiple industries, including real estate and construction, retail manufacturing, health care, financial services, professional services, gaming, insurance, not-for-profit and all levels of government.

David has led countless fraud investigations involving not only civil but also criminal allegations resulting in several requests for professional courtroom representation. He works one on one with clients to help them establish and follow through with implementing all types of anti-fraud controls that will ultimately reduce the risk for clients.

Sergeant Guy Paul Larocque, CPA, CGA

Acting officer in charge, Canadian Antifraud Centre and, Mass Marketing and Major Fraud Coordinator

RCMP

Sergeant Larocque has been a member of the Royal Canada Mounted Police (RCMP) since 2002. He is the acting officer in charge of the Canadian Antifraud Centre and the Mass Marketing and Major Fraud Coordinator for the RCMP where he represents Canadian law enforcement by providing lectures and participating in working groups to develop policy to combat mass marketing fraud in Canada. He has had a diverse policing career, while working in both in financial crime and general duty policing. While posted with the Financial Crime Section in New Brunswick, he led the first case of mortgage fraud in New Brunswick. Prior joining the RCMP, Sergeant Larocque worked for 4 years as an auditor for the Credit Unions in New Brunswick. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Moncton and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountant Association of Canada.

Jessica Chan

Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPA BC)

Jessica Chan is the Financial Literacy Program Administrator at CPABC focusing on delivering free financial literacy education to grassroots communities. By implementing program strategies and engagement processes to enrich volunteer and participant experience, she is passionate about supporting British Columbians to make better financial decisions. Jessica holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University and has a background in higher education and adult learning.
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