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Resources for Preventing Synthetic Identity Fraud

  • November 07, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Group Live


  • 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.

Federal Reserve's Synthetic Identity Fraud Resources

Description:   Over the past couple of years, the Federal Reserve has focused on increasing industry awareness of Synthetic Identity Fraud and leading collaborative efforts to improve detection and mitigation.  This includes an effort to develop a clear and common definition for synthetic identity fraud and to build a toolkit with downloadable educational resources.  Learn more about this complex type of fraud and potential mitigation strategies during this session.

Speaker:  Mike Timoney, Vice President of Secure Payments for Payments Improvement at the Federal Reserve Financial System, has responsibility for understanding the payments & fraud landscape & identifying areas where security must be improved. Mike is responsible for designing, developing, & implementing key elements of the Fed’s strategy for payment security including improving fraud data, researching fraud trends, & evaluating emerging fraud technologies. He also contributes to opportunities for collaboration with the payments industry. Mike has had multiple roles during his career including  treasury fraud, global card & comprehensive payables, corporate treasury, & electronic payments. Mike holds degrees from The University of North Carolina Charlotte and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

Learning Objectives - After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain synthetic identity fraud
  • Describe how fraudsters utilize synthetic identities to commit fraud
  • Use the synthetic identity fraud mitigation toolkit developed by the Federal Reserve to understand and address this type of fraud

Recommended CPE credit & Field of Study:  1 total CPE hour & field of Specialized Knowledge

Refund, Cancellation & No-Show Policy: Refunds of fees paid for internet-based sessions may be provided only if registrant contacts Austin ACFE within 24 hours of the start time of the session & documents an emergency or similar event that prevented participation. For in-person events, registration cancellations and refund request must be made by contacting Austin ACFE within 5 calendar days from the start time of the session.  Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.  Contact must be made via email to:

In the event a registrant does not show up to an event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, the registrant will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Austin ACFE reserves the right to bar from future events registrants who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

For events provided by the Austin chapter at no cost to registrants, there will be no refunds.

Complaint Resolution Policy:  Any concerns or complaints about registration for an event must be made within 14 calendar days of the event (with the event date counting as day 1) in writing to:  

NASBA Registry: 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:

Non-profit Status:  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.

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