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  • Tuesday, August 02, 2022 5:39 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, Ontario: The ACFE World Head Quarters has advised the ACFE-GTA Chapter that planning for the 2022 Canadian Fraud Conference is still in the works. The tentative dates for this year's conference are November 13 to 16, 2022. Please be patient as details are finalized and the Registration Website is placed online.

    We have been advised that the conference will be held at The Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto, and that a block of rooms will be set aside at Hotel X, located at 111 Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 | Entrance at the corner of Lake Shore Blvd. and Newfoundland Drive.

    As soon as the dates and pricing have been finalized, the ACFE will then set up the conference website and open registration. An email notification will be sent to all ACFE members in good standing (and who have opted-in to receiving marketing emails from the ACFE) once registration is opened. From our experience with past year conference, the ACFE-GTA Chapter does not expect the ACFE Conference website to be up and running until sometime in mid-to-late September, 2022.

    As more details become available, the ACFE-GTA Chapter will post them on our website.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON: The ACFE-GTA Chapter has announced the date of their Annual General Meeting ("AGM") for Fiscal 2021 (the fiscal year-ended March 31, 2022). The AGM will be held in conjunction with the first in-person networking event the Chapter has held since October, 2019. Registration is required.

    The AGM will be held IN-PERSON this year on Thursday September 8, 2022 (6:00 pm to 6:15 pm Toronto, Canada Time) at the Amsterdam Barrel House, 57 Laird Dr, (in Leaside), East York, Ontario.

    There are no elections required for this Annual General Meeting. The current Board of Directors serve until September 30, 2023.

    The Agenda for the AGM is:
    (a)   President & CEO's Welcome & Report

    (b)   Fiscal 2021 Financial Statements (which have already been
           approved by the Board of Directors)

    (c)   Other Business

    Only Chapter Members in Good Standing may speak and vote at the Annual General Meeting. You will be given a name tag upon entry to the Amsterdam Barrel House that indicates your status as a Chapter Member in Good Standing to help facilitate the voting process at the AGM.

    Details of the meeting and the registration link is found HERE.

  • Monday, March 07, 2022 8:14 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON. The ACFE-GTA Chapter is holding their annual Fraud Awareness Month training event on Wednesday March 9, 2022 by Zoom. Interested parties can register for the program here.

    The RCMP, in conjunction with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), has recently released some "quick facts about fraud" that citizens and fraud examiners alike, might find helpful:

    • The CAFC estimates that only 5% of fraud cases are reported.
    • Based on reports to the CAFC, the scams that resulted in the highest financial loss in 2021 were investment scams, with losses exceeding $113 million. This was a new trend seen by the CAFC, with a noticeable increase in cryptocurrency investment scams.
    • Based on reports to the CAFC, the top five most reported scams and fraud in 2021 were extortion, phishing, merchandise scams, service scams and vendor fraud.
    • By reporting to the CAFC, you are assisting law enforcement by contributing to a national repository of information to assist investigations and support prevention and disruption efforts.

    • For more information, see the full news release here.

  • Monday, January 24, 2022 4:14 PM | Anonymous

    Austin, TX: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is pleased to highlight the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Chapter. The GTA Chapter was our first chapter formed in Canada, and created under the Canadian Business Corporation Act on September 30, 1991. They are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. Over the past 30 years, they have had no shortage of active board members who have helped shape the chapter over time to provide new and innovative events to local members.

    Read our GTA Chapter Profile

    The ACFE also prepared a special 30th Anniversary logo for the GTA Chapter, which is now being used on their website.

  • Thursday, January 06, 2022 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    Toronto, Canada: The ACFE - Greater Toronto Area Chapter has announced the Chapter's Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Training Plan for 2022. Due to the ongoing pandemic, ALL training sessions in 2022 will continue to be hosted virtually using Zoom.

    ACFE-GTA 2022 CPE Training Calendar.pdf

    Some details for the Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT) 2022 Forum and the annual  September Workshop are in the process of being finalized; however, the dates are firm. The CPE Training Plan will be updated as these details become available.

    The Chapter encourages all CFEs in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe Area, Southwestern Ontario, and Northwestern Ontario to save the dates of the training and register as soon as possible. As in past years, Chapter Members receive significant discounts on Chapter CPE training, and are reminded that they must log-into the ACFE-GTA website to obtain those Member prices. In  fact, if you join as a Chapter Member,you can save 50% of the cost of all Chapter CPE Training! Join today!

    "We have worked diligently to continue to provide affordable, quality, and relevant training for all Certified Fraud Examiners," says Astra Williamson, the Chapter Senior Vice-President & Chief Learning Officer. "We look forward to the continuing strong support of all our Chapter Members as well as all Certified Fraud Examiners in the year ahead. We value the support of all CFEs in our Ontario region and across the country."

    Anyone who is interested in the prevention, detection, deterrence, and investigation of fraud and fraud-related matters (including identity theft, scams, etc.) is welcome to attend any of the GTA Chapter's training sessions.

    Further information is available by emailing the Chapter.

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  • Tuesday, January 04, 2022 10:38 AM | Anonymous

    Toronto, Canada: Dorian Dwyer, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toronto Area Chapter has issued his 2022 New Year's Message. All CFEs in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe, Southwestern Ontario, and Northwestern Ontario will receive the message by email.

    Click HERE for a PDF version

    More details are available by emailing the Chapter.

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  • Friday, November 05, 2021 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    "By 2030, connectivity will impact every aspect of daily life, on both the physical and psychological levels.

    Malicious threat actors will evolve to use and abuse technological innovation – as they always do.

    Among the predictions are:

    • AI tools democratize cybercrime on a whole new scale to individuals with no technical skill
    • Attacks cause chaos with supply chains and physical harm to humans through their cyber-implants

    • Social engineering and misinformation become more visceral and harder to ignore when delivered via ubiquitous Heads Up Displays (HUDs)

    • Massive Internet of Things (MIoT) environments attract sabotage and extortion attacks targeting manufacturing, logistics, transportation, healthcare, education, retail, and the home environment

    • AI-powered obfuscation makes attribution virtually impossible, pushing the security industry's focus towards incident response and Identity & Access Management (IAM) at the edge

    • 5G and 6G connectivity everywhere drive more sophisticated and precise attacks

    • "Everything as a Service" turns cloud providers into hugely lucrative targets for cyber-attackers

    • Grey markets emerge for those that want tools to confound workplace monitoring

    • Techno-nationalism becomes a key geo-strategic tool of some of the world's most powerful nations, with the gulf between them and the "have-nots" widening further

    Project 2030 is not a definitive vision of what will be, but a thought-provoking take on what could be — detailing a future that is plausible based on current technology and trends."

    Click Here for More Info & Read the Report

    Note: This is not an endorsement by the ACFE-GTA or the ACFE of Trend Micro Inc. or any other firm or organization.

  • Friday, November 05, 2021 2:05 PM | Anonymous

    This is an important notice for anyone involved in providing private investigation or related services.

    Council of Professional Investigators Ontario (CPIO) - Foreign Agencies using Canadian PI's (

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