Top Ten Credit Union Frauds & How to Prevent Them

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Program Description

Attendees will learn about trending types of frauds including internet/online fraud, sextortion, romance scams and elder fraud. Did you know, 85% of fraudsters exhibit at least one red flag? You’ll learn what they are and how essential they are in identifying losses. We’ll review the various types of internal controls and examine their impact on fraud. We’ll discuss the significant impact that hotline reporting has on fraud detection. 

Fraud can occur in many forms and result in staggering losses. This program will provide attendees with the tools to enable credit unions to identify fraud, engage in critical thinking, implement prevention techniques and protect the credit union’s assets.


  • Identify trending fraud schemes impacting the credit union industry
  • Recognize the warning signs of potential embezzlement
  • The importance of hotline reporting and the reduction in fraud
  • Lean how one fraud can lead to another 
  • Business e-mail compromise has become a major problem.
  • Know the various methods of virtual kidnapping 


Program Length: 90 minutes

Who Should Attend

  • Security Professional
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Professional
  • Lending
  • Branch Management
  • Call Center

Meet The Presenter:

Barry Thompson of Thompson Consulting Group, LLC is a nationally-recognized speaker, consultant, and trainer, with 40 years of service to the financial institution industry.  Barry’s financial services career spanned 22 years before he “retired” to establish his consulting firm that assists financial institutions in competing more effectively by providing services specifically targeted to risk management and security.   

As a professional speaker, few can match his expertise when it comes to discussing the financial services industry. His programs are based on actual experiences that allow him to relate to any group of financial professionals, from the member service representative to the board of directors. He has made presentations on communications, organizational behavior and management, compliance, and security. He appears frequently before financial institutions and at industry conferences.

Robert Hyde, is Security and Fraud Prevention Manager for NASA Federal Credit Union, and has actively worked in the Financial Security field for the past 28 years. He is a CUNA (Credit Union National Association) certified Security & Fraud Expert, as well as both a participating member and the Executive Chairperson for the Maryland Association for Bank Security. Robert is a member of the Washington, DC area Security Association of Financial Institutions, an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Maryland & the District of Columbia Credit Union Association’s Credit Union Fraud Roundtable, in addition to being a participant of the USA Attorney’s Office (Baltimore) ATM Skimming Working Group. 


Robert is also an advisory board member for the Thompson Consulting Group.



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