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I Never Applied for that Loan... Fraud Awareness in the Public Sector

Have you received the dreaded phone call from your bank notifying you that your credit card account has been comprised. Worse, have you received the phone call from someone claiming to be from your bank asking for your credit card details?

On September 23, the Edmonton Chapter explored "Fraud Awareness in the Public Sector." A detective from the Edmonton Police Service, experts from Alberta Human Services and the City of Edmonton IT Branch discussed fraud from the personal to the organizational level. In addition, Ray Haywood from PwC, our event co-sponsor, provided their global expertise in assessing and preventing fraud in organizations.

As citizens, how can we discern the difference between the two bank phone calls?  As public servants, how do we balance delivering services without feeding those who would steal from the needy? As financial managers, what are our responsibilities to control, detect, report and prevent fraud happening? On September 23, the Edmonton Chapter found out! Over the next few weeks, look for post-conference notes; these will be available at: /chapters/edmonton/past-events

Looking a bit further into the future, the following rounds out our programming year including our November event: "Status of Capital Projects in Alberta and in Particular the Metro-Edmonton Area."

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Left to right: Peter Neuschaefer (FMI Edmonton President), Kevin McKay (City of Edmonton), Melaney Woods & Monique Nowak (Alberta Human Services), Detective Bill Allen (Edmonton Police Services), Dr. Robert Ascah (Moderator), Ray Haywood (PwC), Jeanette Stead (Event Project Manager and FMI Edmonton Vice-President.)


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Status of Capital Projects in Alberta and in Particular the Metro-Edmonton Area
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Public Service and Its Unions
Thursday March 17, 2016 The Art of Influencing Others
Tuesday May 17, 2016 Foster Innovation in the Public Service When Money is Tight

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For more information on the Edmonton Chapter's events and activities, please visit www.fmi.ca/chapters/edmonton.