I Never Applied for that Loan... Fraud Awareness in the Public
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
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,
Status of Capital Projects in Alberta and in Particular the
Wednesday, January 27,
Public Service and Its Unions
Thursday March 17,
The Art of Influencing Others
Tuesday May 17, 2016
Foster Innovation in the Public Service When Money is Tight