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Upcoming events

    • October 02, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano's at the Domain

    Topic: fraud in loyalty programs

    Speaker: Samantha Weeks, CFE

    Join us for our October 2017 lunch meeting to earn 1 hour of CPE and enjoy lunch.

    Program Description:
    Are you a member of loyalty programs earning miles, points, discounts on repeat purchases? Do you check your balances as often as you look at your bank statements? Loyalty programs are like free cash to fraudsters and, thus, a very appealing target. The majority of loyalty program fraud is due to recycled passwords. Learn the history of loyalty programs and how to protect yourself and your company’s customer retention program. 

    Course Objectives: 
    • Review the history of creating brand loyalty
    • Discuss prevailing fraud methods and prevention
    • Examine ways to utilize data analysis for discovery


    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration and Lunch
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Fraud in Loyalty Programs

    About the Speaker

    Samantha Weeks, CFE

    Samantha hails from the small town of Brownwood, TX. In Dallas, Samantha serves as the Vice President of the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She has been working at Southwest Airlines for 6 years starting with a coveted internship in Internal Audit. For the past two years, she lead an exciting initiative to monitor and respond to fraud within the Rapid Reward program. This initiative saved the company over $1 million in only 7 months. Samantha has presented on loyalty account fraud to the Airlines for America and other organizations.

    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

    Chapter Members: $20.00
    Non-Members: $30.00
    Registration includes a lunch service.

    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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    • October 05, 2017
    • October 06, 2017
    • Houston, TX

    Houston Chapter of the ACFE - Fraud Conference

    The 2017 Houston ACFE conference offers a mix of relevant topics including “Fraud and Consequences” by Jerome Mayne, convicted fraudster! Get inside the mind of a fraudster over a two-day and eight-session conference that gives you 16 CPE credits including your annual ethics requirement!

    For more information and registration, please see:

Past events

September 11, 2017 September Lunch-N-Learn
May 19, 2017 2017 IIA Austin Golf Outing
May 15, 2017 2017 Spring Seminar
April 21, 2017 San Antonio Chapter's 11th Annual Conference
April 03, 2017 April Lunch-N-Learn
March 06, 2017 March Networking Event with CPE
February 06, 2017 February Lunch-N-Learn
January 09, 2017 January Lunch-N-Learn
December 12, 2016 2016 Fall Seminar
December 05, 2016 ACFE - Principles of Fraud Examination
November 13, 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week
November 07, 2016 November Lunch-N-Learn
October 03, 2016 October Lunch-N-Learn
September 12, 2016 September Lunch-N-Learn

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