Testimonial – School of Information, USF

School of Information, Information Science Program, University of South Florida John J Sullivan III Ph.D.Professor, School of Information, University of South Florida (USF) and Director of the undergraduate Information Science program …They were keynote speakers at our Information Day. The students were absolutely amazed at what they taught us… They are well versed in their craft. They are great people to work with, easy to talk to. I highly recommend them.”

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Testimonial – InfraGard and Shasteen & Percy

InfraGard and Shasteen & Percy P.A. M Lisa ShasteenShasteen & Percy, P.A., CEO and  InfraGard, Tampa Bay, President … I was so impressed with their work… Their presentation was on ‘Is Culture Eating Your Cyberbreakfast: Communicating Risk’… The membership was thrilled to hear about how culture and perspective can affect us all; especially in security matters… I recommend them and their company to anyone who is very serious about security…” 

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Testimonial – University of Texas at Dallas (root cause)

University of Texas at Dallas (root cause) Joseph MaurielloUniversity of Texas at Dallas …Paul Dunlop and Alexis Bell present[ed] their root cause workshop at our 13th annual Fraud Summit… It was an incredible success… We got rave reviews. They did so well we had our students afterwards interact with them. It was an incredible success and the presenters are just outstanding.”

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Testimonial – University of Texas at Dallas (keynote)

University of Texas at Dallas (keynote) Joseph MaurielloUniversity of Texas at Dallas …Her keynote was Fighting Fraud with a Warrior Spirit and Alexis received rave reviews for her presentation… I think it was just an incredibly well done presentation and it’s something I think other organizations would certainly benefit from.”

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Testimonial – Shepherd University

Shepherd University Cindy Vance, Ph.D, CPAShepherd University …Everyone was very thrilled with her presentations. If we ever do the conference again, we highly recommend her. And if anybody else does a conference on fraud and data analytics, we would strongly recommend Alexis Bell.

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Presenting Consumer Fraud for Seniors in Tampa, Florida

Presenting Consumer Fraud for SeniorsAt Fraud Doctor we primarily focus on fraud committed against organizations such as large complex corporate frauds. However, there is a substantial component of fraud that is committed against individuals. Increasingly, consumer fraud is becoming a significant issue within the elderly communities. If you are in the Tampa, Florida area join us for a presentation on consumer fraud and online safety for senior citizens.  We hope you can join us, but if you can’t attend the presentation, we’ve partnered with the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) to bring you information about consumer fraud specific to senior citizens. We’ve compiled several resources for both elders and their caregivers… Read More

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Presenting International Investigations at the ACFE Conference in Toronto, Canada

Presenting at the ACFE Fraud Conference in Toronto, CanadaAdhering to best practices in planning and conducting investigations is always crucial, but certain factors—such as team considerations, security, travel, and legal and regulatory issues—require additional attention when investigations span multiple jurisdictions. In this session, participants will discuss critical steps in the planning stage of international investigations that are often overlooked. Additionally, they will also explore a framework to chronologically walk through the best practices of conducting international investigations. You Will Learn How To:Implement best practices in planning and conducting international investigationsOvercome common challenges in international investigationsLevel: Intermediate Recommended Prerequisite: Basic knowledge about the steps in a fraud examination Field of Study: Specialized… Read More

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Presenting Research at the ASC Conference

American Society of Criminology research presentationMy research paper Investigative Challenges of Fraud in Microfinance Institutions has been selected for presentation during the American Society of Criminology (ASC) annual conference in Philadelphia, PA. It is a great honor to have my research included in such a conference. I am grateful for the opportunity. This paper is the culmination of pioneer research as it is the first time the topic has been covered in an academic setting by any college or university. It is my hope that the presentation will highlight not only the findings critical to microfinance institutions and the broader community of businesses and aid foundations operating in developing countries,… Read More

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Taxonomy of Fraud in Microfinance

Taxonomy of Fraud in Microfinance Background One of the challenges we face in the antifraud industry is the lack of congruity between various thought leaders in how we define fraud and its many schemes. Each industry group or academic expert added great value to the advancement of the antifraud field. However, while every new distinction created a little more clarity, they all seemed to be inputs into a larger equation of the dynamic nature of what we face on a daily basis. In an effort to create a standardized fraud classification system that would apply across all fraud schemes, the Framework for a Taxonomy of Fraud was published by the… Read More

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Introduction to the Fraud Field – Antifraud as a Career

I had the privilege of speaking to the I.T. and Criminal Justice students at ECPI University in Charlotte, North Carolina today. We talked about what it is that I do in antifraud, how I got started in the field, and what I look for in candidates. It was great to interact with the students. Their questions were tough, insightful and on point. I hope that the lecture sparked their interest in the field. In fact, two students came up to me afterwards and said they were now strongly considering a career in antifraud. If you are a seasoned professional working in the antifraud space, consider speaking at your local colleges… Read More

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