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Upcoming events

    • October 01, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano's at the Domain
    • 88

    TOPIC: Using Online and Social Media Sources for Due Diligence

    Speaker: Mason Wilder, CFE
    Research Specialist/ACFE/Austin

    Program Description:

    In this session, the speaker will go over Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques for due diligence investigations. Using information readily available through online sources, including social media, provides valuable context for any number of business functions relevant to certified fraud examiners, including background checks, mergers & acquisition support, and traditional investigation preparation, to name a few. In addition to covering sources and research techniques, the speaker will discuss considerations such as planning online investigations and legal compliance.

    About the speaker

    Mason Wilder works in the Research department of the ACFE as a Research Specialist, updating and creating new self-study courses, writing content for the various ACFE publications, and responding to member and media inquiries. He has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas and a professional background in corporate security intelligence and investigation, including risk assessment, travel security, threat intelligence, crisis response, executive protection support, background investigation, and due diligence.

    Learning objectives:

    • Recognize challenges, obstacles, and considerations associated with using online sources in investigations

    • Identify successful strategies for searching and monitoring online sources

    • Identify which sites are most useful for due diligence investigations


    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration and Lunch

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Presentation

    Program Level: Basic

    Prerequisites: None
    Advanced Preparation: None required


    Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
    10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78759


    From MoPac and Braker Lane, turn East on Braker Lane, drive 0.4 miles to Domain Drive on the left. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Feathergrass Court, and park in the D2 South Parking Garage (free parking) on the right. Walk East about 400 feet to Maggiano's restaurant.

    Registration Prices

    • Early online registration on or before August 30th
      • Members $20
      • Non-Members $30
    • Walk-in registration (if space is available)
      • Members $40
      • Non-Members $60

    The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

    The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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    In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

    • October 18, 2018
    • October 19, 2018
    • Norris Conference Centers - City Centre, Houston TX

    Houston Area Chapter
    Houston Fraud Conference

    The 2018 Houston ACFE conference offers a blend of riveting topics related to the Wolf of Wall Street Case, Cyber

    Security & Fraud, the Enron Fraud Case, the Volkswagen Fraud Case and including a two-hour ethics requirement by

    Ryan Hubbs, ACFE Board of Regents! Dive below the tip of the iceberg over a two-day conference that gives you 16

    CPE credits including four breakout sessions this year to provide our attendees with more variety of topics.

    The Annual Fraud Conference provides the perfect opportunity to connect with other anti-fraud professionals in

    various industries and roles, as well as with conference speakers and Chapter board members. We will also host our

    Fall Networking event for members only on the evening of October 18 where you can enjoy refreshments and network!


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