Keeping a watchful eye on potential fraud from within your organization: Learn the latest trends and email tactics

May 19, 2016

Presented by Tom Cullen, Christopher “Smitty” Smith, and Mike McCarthy from Hancock Askew

Fraud attempts continue to escalate at a steady rate. Fraudsters are circumventing technological enhancements aimed at mitigating fraud. Social networks and malware help fraudsters to mine user intelligence and seamlessly engage in online financial conversations and payment instructions within an organization. There is an increasing strategy to target employees, so it is important to know how to spot and take action to mitigate fraud attempts.

This program helped attendees become aware of the newest fraud trends, hear about the frequency of fraudulent emails targeting the “individual user,” learn strategies and tools to help protect their organization against fraud, and understand why vigilance in employee fraud education is a critical risk mitigation tactic


  • Michael McCarthy: Managing Partner Mike McCarthy joined Hancock Askew in 2004 after 13 years with Ernst & Young/Atlanta. He has coordinated audits for SEC registrants and privately held companies, including several Fortune 1,000 companies.
  • Thomas Cullen: Tom Cullen is a partner with HunterMaclean in the Savannah office and the head of the Firm’s corporate/tax practice group. Tom practices in the areas of general corporate and corporate governance.
  • Christopher Smith: Christopher “Smitty” Smith is a partner with HunterMaclean in the Savannah office. Smitty has a wide range of experience in business law and focuses his practice on logistics litigation and insurance coverage.

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