Fraud Seminar

Thursday, June 27 | Columbia

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all security titles and roles, BSA/AML officers, compliance officers, auditors and C-suite.


8 a.m.         Registration
8:45 a.m.        Welcome & Opening Remarks 
9 a.m.       

Fraud Trends – From Checks to AI
Paul Benda, Executive Vice President of Risk Fraud and Cybersecurity
American Bankers Association

Paul Benda will review some of the biggest challenges in the fraud and cybersecurity space, from the tsunami of check fraud to investment scams powered by crypto to the rise of generative artificial intelligence and how AI could power convincing “deep fakes” to enable more fraud. He’ll also touch on ABA’s efforts to help with the check fraud claims process, including establishing a “Check Fraud Directory,” and work to standardize the claims process.

10 a.m.        Break & Vendor Trade Show
10:15 a.m.        Mitigating Loss: Combating the True Cost of Fraud
Terri Luttrell, CAMS-Audit, CFCS, Compliance & Engagement Director

Fraud continues to be top of mind for financial institutions, with hard dollar losses growing at an all-time high. Terri Luttrell will discuss the true cost of fraud as attendees gain valuable insights into the tangible and intangible losses incurred because of simple and complex fraud schemes. Attendees will come away with a comprehensive understanding of various types of fraud affecting financial institutions, actionable steps to mitigate their impact and the importance of collaboration among industry peers and law enforcement partners.
11:15 a.m.        Break & Vendor Trade Show 
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.       

Community Fraud Awareness Outreach Campaign
panel discussion with Bank of Franklin County, Bank of Washington, Citizens Bank, Heritage Community Bank and United Bank of Union

Representatives from these Washington, Missouri, community banks share their collaborative efforts to inform their customers about fraud awareness.
12:30 p.m.       Lunch
1:30 p.m.       Dark Side of Cryptocurrency: Understanding Virtual Assets and How Criminals Use Them for Fraud and Money Laundering
Brandon Chlarson, FBI
Kansas City

Cryptocurrency is frequently used for traditional schemes such as romance scams, extortion scams and phishing. However, given high price fluctuations and promises of quick wealth, cryptocurrency also lends itself to all sorts of investment schemes. Cryptocurrency also can be stolen by cyber criminals when victims log into spoofed or fake websites or download spoofed cryptocurrency software. Brandon Charlson provides a brief overview of cryptocurrency in discuss schemes. He will focus on what each scheme would look like to bankers and their customers and will address what law enforcement can and can’t do to trace and return cryptocurrency.
2:30 p.m.        Break & Vendor Trade Show 
2:45 p.m.        Ponzi Schemes and Customer Fraud: What Financial Institutions Must Know to Minimize Exposure to Third Parties
Michael Campbell, Shareholder

Lawsuits against financial institutions for damages arising from their customers’ engagement in Ponzi schemes and fraud are on the rise, as are the multimillion dollar awards. Michael Campbell will address the steps banks should take to avoid missteps and minimize risks and liability to third parties. He has successfully defended these lawsuits for more than 30 years and has assisted his clients in navigating these complicated cases.
3:45 p.m.        Adjourn 

Continuing Education

American Bankers Association (ABA) Professional Certifications has approved the Fraud Seminar for  6 CAFP, CRCM, CERP credits.
APPROVED NON-ABA CE search for training will appear as Missouri Bankers Association | Fraud Seminar.

Three Ways to Register

register icon    Online             
phone icon    Phone 573-636-8151 
mail icon    Mail check payable to Missouri Bankers Association and form to:
Missouri Bankers Association
P.O. Box 57
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Registration Fees

  • MBA Member Fees -- $300 per person
  • Nonmember Fee -- $1,200 per person

The cost of lunch included in this registration fee for this seminar is $24.50 This information is provided for your bank’s tax records, in keeping with the IRS 50% deductible provisions under Section 274(n) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Location & Hotel Reservations

The seminar will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia. Overnight accommodation is available at the hotel. 

Seminar Location
Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center
3200 Vandiver Drive
Columbia, MO 65202

Overnight Accommodations
Hilton Garden Inn
3300 Vandiver Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
Hotel Group Rate: $149 per night
Cutoff Date For Room Block: Wednesday, June 12

Be sure to state you are attending the Missouri Bankers Association’s fraud seminar. After the cutoff dates listed above, availability is not guaranteed, and room rates may revert to the published rate. Early reservations are encouraged!


Full refunds will be granted for cancellations received by MBA at least 10 days before the seminar date. After that date, an administrative fee of $10 per canceled registration will be retained. Cancellations will not be accepted five days before the seminar. Substitutions are always permitted. 

Disabilities/Dietary Restrictions

If you have any disabilities that require special assistance or dietary restrictions, contact MBA at 573-636-8151 and explain how we may best accommodate your needs.

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For More Information

Contact the MBA Education Department at 573-636-8151 or email.