SWACHA and the Albuquerque FBI Join Forces to Host the 10th Annual Financial Institution Crime Day

Dallas, TX, May 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- New Mexico Ranked 28th In The Country For Fraud

Dallas-based SWACHA will team up with the Albuquerque office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 29, 2014 to host the 10th Annual Financial Institution Crime Day to help local banks, credit unions and other financial institutions reduce their exposure to fraud. SWACHA is one of the largest not-for-profit electronic payments associations in the country.

The conference is designed for fraud and security professionals, compliance officers at financial institutions and law enforcement officials in the Criminal Intelligence and White Collar Crime Departments. It will cover issues such as white collar crime, bank robbery trends, fraud and risk management, bulk cash smuggling, and cyber-crime trends in New Mexico as well as nationally.

“It is obvious that fraud has become an increasingly popular form of financial crime, and it is our hope that by better preparing and educating financial institutions we will help combat this security issue,” said Laura Steele, AAP, president and COO of SWACHA.

New Mexico was ranked 28th in the country in 2012 and 2013 for complaints reported on fraud according to the Federal Trade Commission’s annual Consumer Sentinel Network Report.

“The FBI is committed to working with SWACHA to defeat criminals who would rob the savings and investments of hard-working Americans who rely on the security of banks and credit unions,” said Carol Lee, FBI Special Agent in Charge.

The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.at the Tanoan Country Club, 10801 Academy Rd. Albuquerque, NM 87111, and will cover topics including:
· Albuquerque Ponzi Scheme Case Study presented by David Backlund, Special Agent with the FBI
· Prepaid Access Cards – Bulk Cash Smuggling presented by James Wilson, Special Agent in Charge of Border Violence
· Mortgage Fraud Case Study presented by Jack Howard, Special Agent with the FBI

SWACHA is a not- for-profit Regional Payments Association celebrating 40 years of serving approximately 1,000 members across the Southwest. SWACHA is the resource of choice for financial institutions and corporations in the areas of education, training, payments system risks and knowledge about electronic payments. For more information, visit:
Web: www.swacha.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bringingpaymentstogether
Twitter: @SWACHA

Alexis Daniel
Granado Communications Group
Office: 214.599.8467
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Alexis Daniel