This seminar addresses the rising trend of financial crimes against businesses in the digital age, offering attendees practical strategies to reduce their vulnerability to types of fraud. Lunch will be provided.

Featured presentations:

  • Prince George’s County Police Dept.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • United States Secret Service
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business




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UMD’s Justice for Fraud Victims to Host Business Fraud Prevention Seminar

Digital age-infused financial crimes against businesses are the focus of a free, single-day seminar forthcoming from Justice for Fraud Victims (JFV) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in cooperation with the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit. The seminar, Business Fraud Prevention, takes place 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd., E. Adelphi, Md.

AI-Powered Pricing: Does It Make the Buying Experience More Fair and Equitable?

Retailers have been using artificial intelligence for a while now. There’s the rudimentary use of it to send out enticing email promotions or timely online ads that we welcome at times and find annoying at others. But retailers are also using AI to track consumers’ behavior both online and in brick-and-mortar stores. The technology is helping guide store layout, inventory levels, and pricing.

SEC Cites Smith Research in New Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules for Public Companies

Research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business weighs significantly in new disclosure rules concerning cybersecurity-related issues from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Any SEC-registered business is subject to the updates.

New Faculty Strengthen Smith’s ‘Grand Challenges’ Strategy

Balaji Padmanabhan is among the earliest professors to bring machine learning into an MBA program. Sining Song’s research explores environmental-to-fintech-related factors in supply chain sustainability. And Agustin Hurtado recently analyzed 87 million minority-borrower accounts in a study showing minority bank ownership reduces information frictions and improves credit allocations. These professors are among the nine new tenure-track faculty members and three full time professional track faculty joining the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business this fall.

‘Safe Harbor’ for Crypto Fraud Victims and its Relevance to the Celsius Case

The risk in crypto investing resurfaced prominently last month, related to former Celsius Network CEO Alex Mashinsky’s arrest on criminal and civil charges stemming from his activity with the now bankrupt cryptocurrency lending platform.

Smith’s Cietta Kiandoli and Glen Martin Among Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest EMBAs of 2023

Accomplished leaders in public service Cietta Kiandoli and Glen Martin represent the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business among Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest Executive MBAs from the Class of 2023.

‘Unclaimed Refund’ and Other Scams: Insight from TerpTax and Justice for Fraud Victims

Every few months the Internal Revenue Service warns about fraudsters sending out emails (phishing) or text messages (smishing) from what are not IRS points of origin, but cleverly appear to be. The newest IRS advisory describes a scheme that Smith’s Samuel Handwerger says “is very clever, as it reverts to the old-fashioned method using ‘snail mail.’”

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