Business Fraud Prevention Seminar

Registration open, required for Nov. 3 event hosted by UMD, Prince George’s County Police

We are hosting a single-day seminar on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 focused on digital age-infused financial crimes against businesses. The seminar is a product of Justice for Fraud Victims (JFV), a collaboration, launched earlier this year, of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and Prince George’s Financial Crimes Unit, along with the State’s Attorney’s Office. The program offers students a unique volunteering opportunity to investigate financial fraud – including against members of vulnerable populations — with local law enforcement officers.

The Keynote speaker is Stephen Dougherty, a financial investigator and forensic analyst for the Secret Service’s Global Investigative Operations Center. He will be joined by experts from the FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Federal Trade Commission, along with counterparts from UMD Smith and Prince George’s County, to give insights for students and professionals across business and criminology fields.


  • 8:30 a.m.: Doors Open
  • 9-9:45 a.m.: Identify Theft in Apartment Rental Scams (Prince George's County Police Department's Financial Crimes Unit)
  • 10-10:45 a.m.: Ransomware Attacks, Bank Account Takeovers, IC3 and Other Crimes (FBI)
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Mail Fraud Targeting the Business Community (U.S. Postal Inspection Service)
  • 12-12:45 p.m.: Keynote: Business Email Compromises (U.S. Secret Service - Stephen Dougherty)
  • 1-1:45 p.m.:  How the FTC Can Help Prevent Fraud Targeting the Business Community (Federal Trade Commission)
  • 2-2:45 p.m.:  Embezzlement/Accounting Protocols (University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business)

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College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
3501 University Blvd., E. Adelphi, MD


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