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Useful Resources

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

FinCEN is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Director of FinCEN is appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury and reports to the Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. FinCEN’s mission is to enhance the integrity of financial systems by facilitating the detection and deterrence of financial crime.

FinCEN carries out its mission by receiving and maintaining financial transactions data; analyzing and disseminating that data for law enforcement purposes; and building global cooperation with counterpart organizations in other countries and with international bodies.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

The OCC prescribes regulations, conducts supervisory activities and, when necessary, takes enforcement actions to ensure that national banks have the necessary controls in place and provide the requisite notices to law enforcement to deter and detect money laundering, terrorist financing and other criminal acts and the misuse of our nation’s financial institutions.

BSA/AML Examinations

OCC examiners review compliance with BSA as part of every exam cycle using the core and expanded examination procedures contained in the FFIEC’s Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual.

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

The CFTC assures the economic utility of the futures markets by encouraging their competitiveness and efficiency, protecting market participants against fraud, manipulation, and abusive trading practices, and by ensuring the financial integrity of the clearing process. Through effective oversight, the CFTC enables the futures markets to serve the important function of providing a means for price discovery and offsetting price risk.

The CFTC’s mission is to protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, abusive practices and systemic risk related to derivatives that are subject to the Commodity Exchange Act, and to foster open, competitive, and financially sound markets.

Careers at the CFTC offer challenging work and excellent benefits. CFTC looks for professionals with strong academic records and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

National Criminal Intelligence Resource Center (NCIRC)

The National Criminal Intelligence Resource Center (NCIRC) is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), BJA’s overall goals are to reduce and prevent crime, violence, and drug abuse and improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. To achieve these goals, BJA programs emphasize enhanced coordination and cooperation of local, state, and federal efforts. BJA encourages the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies; provides training and technical assistance; reduces the availability of illegal weapons and develops strategies to address violence in our communities; enhances the ability of criminal justice agencies to access and use new information technologies; and encourages and supports evaluation of the effectiveness of funded programs and dissemination of program results in order to reduce and prevent crime and violence.

NCIRC provides links to web sites of organizations and entities that are relevant within the criminal justice intelligence community. These are numerous criminal justice professional associations and entities which assist law enforcement with policies, standards, analysis, training and education, and technical assistance.

Financial Investigation Bureau (FIB)

As a specialized bureau within the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the FIB conducts enquiries and investigations into matters associated with money laundering, fraud and suspect documents. The FIB has bona fides status with the UK Home Office and with ICPO-INTERPOL, the international police organization. Members of FIB include:

  • International Banks
  • Financial Institutions
  • National Financial Intelligence Units (FIU)
  • National Regulatory & Oversight Authorities
  • Law Enforcement Agencies

United States Secret Service Criminal Investigations

The United States Secret Service is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the nation’s financial infrastructure and payment systems. As a part of this mission, the Secret Service constantly implements and evaluates prevention and response measures to guard against electronic crimes as well as other computer related fraud. The Secret Service derives its authority to investigate specified criminal violations from Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 3056.

Criminal investigations include:

  • Counterfeiting of U.S. currency (to include coins)
  • Counterfeiting of foreign currency (occurring domestically)
  • Identity crimes such as access device fraud, identity theft, false identification fraud
  • Bank fraud and check fraud
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Telecommunications fraud (cellular and hard wire)
  • Computer fraud
  • Fraud targeting automated payment systems and teller machines
  • Direct deposit fraud
  • Investigations of forgery, uttering, alterations, false impersonations or false claims involving U.S. Treasury Checks, U.S. Saving Bonds, U.S. Treasury Notes, Bonds and Bills
  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT) including Treasury disbursements and fraud within the Treasury payment systems
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation investigations
  • Farm Credit Administration violations
  • Fictitious or fraudulent commercial instruments and foreign securities.

National Health Care Anti-fraud Association (NHCAA)

Link http://www.nhcaa.org/resources/health-care-anti-fraud-resources.aspx

NHCAA website contains current, accurate and authoritative information about health care fraud. The problem of health care fraud affects everyone and NHCAA works hard to inform NHCAA members and the public about the enormity of the problem, its far-reaching consequences and how we can all work together to combat it.

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)

Link http://www.idtheftcenter.org/

ITRC is a non-profit nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding of identity theft and related issues. The ITRC provides victim and consumer support as well as public education. The ITRC also advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement, and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft.


Professional Associations

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.


International Association of Financial Crimes Investigation (IAFCI)

Link https://www.iafci.org/Web/Public/About_IAFCI/Mission_Statement.aspx?&WebsiteKey=9ccb2767-5423-48ce-8ff6-debc92a3f585&hkey=d0cf20a2-bf9d-4fa6-9957-7f256db4992f

The Association, a non-profit international organization, provides services and an environment within which information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud prevention methods can be collected, exchanged and taught for the common good of the financial payment industry and our global society.

National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA)

Link http://www.nhcaa.org/

Founded in 1985 by several private health insurers and federal and state government officials, the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association is the leading national organization focused exclusively on the fight against health care fraud. NHCAA is a private-public partnership that consists of members from more than 100 private health insurers and public-sector law enforcement and regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over health care fraud committed against both private payers and public programs.


Professional Accreditations

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. CFEs around the world help protect the global economy by uncovering fraud and implementing processes to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place. Find out how to become one (http://www.acfe.com/code-of-ethics.aspx)


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