New Orleans, LA, October 08, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Dallas-based SWACHA will team up with the New Orleans office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on October 20, 2015 to host the 14th 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 CEO of SWACHA.
In 2013 Louisiana was ranked 26th in the country for fraud, and 21st for identity theft compliance, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s annual Consumer Sentinel Network Report.
The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.at the Sheraton New Orleans, and will feature a live cyber hacking presentation from the Cyber Squad from the FBI New Orleans Division. Other topics presented throughout the day include:
· 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
· Recent Trends in Payments Fraud, EMV Update and Mobile Payments – presented by Doug King of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
· Cybersecurity – by FE Scott Downie from the Computer Analysis Response Team at 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: