SWACHA and New Orleans FBI to Host 11th Annual Crime Day on October 29 to Help Financial Institutions Prevent Fraud

Dallas, TX, October 25, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Louisiana Ranked 26th in the Country for Fraud

Dallas-based SWACHA will team up with the New Orleans office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on October 29, 2014 to host the 11th Annual Financial Institution Crime Day in New Orleans 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 such issues as bank robbery trends, fraud and risk management and cyber-crime trends in Louisiana as well as nationally as Louisiana ranked 26th in the country in 2013 for complaints reported on fraud according to the Federal Trade Commission’s annual Consumer Sentinel Network Report. That is up from 31st in 2012.

“As financial crime continues to be a rising concern in the U.S., it is vital that financial institutions have current information on financial crime trends to help protect themselves,” said Laura Steele, AAP, president and COO of SWACHA. “Clearly 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 to combat these security issues.”

The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Dr. Kenner, LA 70062.

SWACHA is a leading 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
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Alexis Daniel