Fraud Detection & AML Regional Seminars

Topics include: Human Trafficking, High-Risk Customer Management, Emerging Fraud Schemes & Scams and more!

Free Fraud Detection & AML Regional Seminars

Topics include: Human Trafficking, High-Risk Customer Management, Emerging Fraud Schemes & Scams & more!

Fraud Trends & BSA/AML Hot Topics

Join us at a complimentary seminar location near you, as industry and product experts discuss trends in financial crime and banking technology, and provide in-depth training on detection and investigation strategies to help stop financial crime.

Accreditation & Credits

5 CAMS, 6.5 CAFP, 6.5 CRCM credits

The 2018 FRAMLx Tour has been approved for 6.5 CAFP, 6.5 CRCM credits*  and 5 CAMS credits. Attendees may be eligible to receive up to 5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits towards industry accreditation programs, such as CFE and CFCS.

Attendees to this free educational event will receive a certificate of attendance for their records.

*This statement should not be viewed as an endorsement of this program or its sponsor. Certification holders must report these credits at


Agenda subject to change. Updated Feb. 26, 2018.

9:00am – 10:00am

Human Trafficking Typologies & Best Practices for Investigation

This session provides an overview of the crime of Human Trafficking and outlines best practices for investigations, with special presentations by guest speakers.

Guest Speaker for April (Texas) locations: Simone Bell
Guest Speaker for May locations: Timea Nagy & Polaris
Guest Speaker for June locations: Timea Nagy

  • Review financial red flag indicators and human trafficking typologies from industry advisories and reports.
  • Insights from industry experts into the complexities of human trafficking through the context of real-life cases.
  • Overview of current strategies and best practices employed by financial institutions to uncover victims of human trafficking.

10:00am – 10:30am

Collaborative Investigations: Combatting Crime Rings & Organized Illicit Activity

This session will focus on industry approaches to combat complex criminal activity that spans multiple institutions:

  • Review of key challenges that individual institutions face in their ability to uncover complex crimes, such as human trafficking, terrorist financing and drug trafficking.
  • Discussion on industry approaches to collaborative investigations including multi-institution consortium projects, and information sharing under Section 314(b) of the US PATRIOT Act.
  • How technology can facilitate collaboration and cross-institutional detection of suspicious activity.

10:30am – 10:45am


10:45am – 12:00pm

UBO, CDD/EDD & High-Risk Customers: Managing and Monitoring Risks

This session will focus on BSA/AML requirements for customer due diligence, enhanced due diligence and high-risk customer management:

  • Review of regulatory requirements and obligations related to Ultimate Beneficial Ownership, and the potential impact on financial institutions’ processes and procedures.
  • Discussion on industry approaches to managing high-risk customer categories, including NRAs, PEPs, MSBs, CIBs, TPPPs, PSPs, MRBs, etc.
  • Review of best practices for meeting due diligence requirements for ongoing monitoring and reviewing high-risk customers.

12:00pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 2:30pm

The Evolution of Fraud: Emerging Trends & Scam Scenarios

This session will focus on the growing threat to financial institutions and customers from fraudsters, including:

  • Review of industry alerts, advisories, and guidance on emerging fraud trends targeting financial institutions, and their customers.
  • Presentation of case studies on loss prevention, detection, and investigation strategies for fraud schemes across all channels including: payments fraud, check fraud, card fraud, and online account fraud.
  • Discussion on mitigation strategies, best practices, and new technologies to prevent losses and gain efficiencies in fraud management.

Timea Nagy

Human Trafficking Survivor
Author, Speaker, Educator, Social Advocate

Timea's Biography

Human trafficking survivor, author, speaker and social advocate, Timea Nagy, immigrated to Canada in 1998. Her nightmare unfolded in Toronto in that same year after arriving from Budapest, Hungary in the hopes of finding meaningful employment. The daughter of a Hungarian police woman, Timea was held hostage (for three terrifying months) at the hands of traffickers, forced to work in the sex industry. Thankfully, she escaped and started life anew. Ten years later, Ms. Nagy founded ‘Walk with Me’, a non-profit organization to assist victims of human trafficking and law enforcement agencies. Between 2009 and 2015, her organization helped over 300 victims and over 500 human trafficking-related investigations throughout Canada. In fact, Ms. Nagy played a key role in Canada’s largest human trafficking investigation led by the Canadian Federal Police (RCMP Niagara Falls Detachment) known as project OPAPA. Ms. Nagy provided training to numerous agencies in Canada, the U.S. and Europe – reaching over 10,000 law enforcement officers within sex crime units, the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Ms. Nagy is the first Survivor of Human Trafficking to train banks and financial institutions on Human Trafficking detection through transactions. Ms. Nagy has presented and trained over 1500 American and Canadian Financial institutions during the 2015-2016 FRAMLx Tour. Ms. Nagy also played a crucial rule regarding a Canadian National Financial Human Trafficking Task force called Project Protect.

Ms. Nagy’s journey was chronicled at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the Turning Point Exhibition in 2014, and her many acknowledgments for outstanding service include: Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the International Freedom Award by Free the Slaves. Ms. Nagy was also the first Canadian advocate to be featured on the CNN Freedom Project show just recently.

Simone Bell

Human Trafficking Advisor,
Experiential Speaker, Peer Mentor

Simone's Biography

Simone is a survivor of Canadian domestic human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation.  At the age of 21 she become a target for exploitation and was trafficked between Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls and Montreal for a period of four years until her escape.

She is a key member of Voice Found and Ilinniapaa Campus-Strive to Learn, providing experiential knowledge to our consulting work including advising on training materials and presenting to front-line professionals; development of public outreach materials; collaboration with justice, health and education officials, and providing one-on-one survivor support to other youth and adult victims of human trafficking.

Veronica Buckley

All Source Intelligence Analysis Manager

Veronica's Biography

Veronica Buckley is the All-Source Intelligence Analysis Manager with the Disruption Strategies team at Polaris, where she researches and analyzes different types of human trafficking. Her primary responsibility is to support the national initiative to end human trafficking in illicit massage businesses (IMB) by providing actionable intelligence and analytic insights on national trends to internal leadership and strategic partners.

Ms. Buckley joined Polaris in August 2015 after working in both the public and private sectors, where she worked closely with law enforcement and other government officials.

About Polaris
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Their comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.

David Medina

Strategic Research Analyst

David's Biography

David Medina is a Strategic Research Analyst in Polaris’ Data Analysis Program where his research is focused on Labor Trafficking in the industry of Agriculture. More specifically, David is investigating violations in the labor recruitment supply chain of the H-2A visa guest worker program and the exploitation and trafficking of undocumented migrants in agriculture across the US. David is an M.A. graduate in International Affairs from the Elliott School at George Washington University. In his three years in Washington DC, David has worked as a Program Manager at the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, and most recently, as a Global Security Analyst at the World Bank Group. David also worked as a security consultant for Espacios de Mujer, a Medellin, Colombia-based NGO that assists and reintegrates victims of human trafficking. Prior to this, David worked as a researcher at Mahidol University’s Institute for Population and Social Research in Bangkok, Thailand, where he investigated the nexus between human trafficking and access to education in the ASEAN economic region. David has a background in teaching, coaching, and diversity workshop facilitation. He is bilingual and an avid travel and sports enthusiast.