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October Lunch-N-Learn

  • October 02, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
  • Maggiano's at the Domain


  • Discounted registration for members of the Austin Chapter
  • This type of registration is only available for students who are current members of the Austin Chapter of the ACFE.

Topic: fraud in loyalty programs

Speaker: Samantha Weeks, CFE


Join us for our October 2017 lunch meeting to earn 1 hour of CPE and enjoy lunch.

Program Description:
Are you a member of loyalty programs earning miles, points, discounts on repeat purchases? Do you check your balances as often as you look at your bank statements? Loyalty programs are like free cash to fraudsters and, thus, a very appealing target. The majority of loyalty program fraud is due to recycled passwords. Learn the history of loyalty programs and how to protect yourself and your company’s customer retention program. 

Course Objectives: 
  • Review the history of creating brand loyalty
  • Discuss prevailing fraud methods and prevention
  • Examine ways to utilize data analysis for discovery


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration and Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Fraud in Loyalty Programs

About the Speaker

Samantha Weeks, CFE

Samantha hails from the small town of Brownwood, TX. In Dallas, Samantha serves as the Vice President of the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She has been working at Southwest Airlines for 6 years starting with a coveted internship in Internal Audit. For the past two years, she lead an exciting initiative to monitor and respond to fraud within the Rapid Reward program. This initiative saved the company over $1 million in only 7 months. Samantha has presented on loyalty account fraud to the Airlines for America and other organizations.

Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None required


Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78759


From MoPac and Braker Lane, turn East on Braker Lane, drive 0.4 miles to Domain Drive on the left. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Feathergrass Court, and park in the D2 South Parking Garage (free parking) on the right. Walk East about 400 feet to Maggiano's restaurant.

Registration Prices

Chapter Members: $20.00
Non-Members: $30.00
Registration includes a lunch service.

The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Cancellation Policy and No Shows

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue within 5 days of the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

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