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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Investigators, Prosecutors Combat Financial Fraud

Law Enforcement Leaders Meet to Discuss Emerging Trends and Best Practices for Investigating Financial Fraud Crimes

SALEM, Ore. – For the 16th consecutive year, a unique financial crimes conference is being held in Oregon. The Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference brings together fraud fighters from across the country to educate and build networks in an effort to effectively combat financial fraud.

On September 20, 2016, attendees will gather for a three-day conference at the Salem Convention Center to sharpen their financial fraud investigation and prosecution skills. Speakers will address emerging trends in financial and digital crime, including digital forensics, business email compromise scams, cyber credit card fraud, and tax refund schemes. Attendees will learn from case studies in the financial exploitation of elders, real estate fraud, and insurance scams. State and federal agencies will highlight the investigation resources their agencies offer in an effort to encourage partnership and improve outcomes.

Financial fraud results in billions of dollars of losses annually in the United States. Fraud investigators and prosecutors in Oregon are determined to reduce harm to consumers and to hold more offenders accountable.

The 2016 Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference is sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Oregon Department of Justice. Event programming was developed by the Financial Crimes and Digital Evidence Planning Committee, comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement, prosecution, and fraud investigation leaders and private sector partners.

The conference is open to all city, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors and other fraud investigation, auditing, and security personnel from both the public and private sectors who assist in the investigation of financial crime. For more information, please contact Donna Maddux  at donna.maddux@usdoj.gov or visit www.financialcrimesconference.com.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated September 20, 2016