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Cynthia Hetherington and John Pizzuro will be presenting the session 3B: Fact Checking and Managing Information in Fraud Investigations.

This conference is your opportunity to discover the latest tools, techniques and trends to address anti-fraud challenges. Anti-fraud experts like myself will be presenting educational sessions where you can earn more than 30 CPE!


Forbes, IBM, PEW Research and Nielson have reported separately that possibly 80% of the world’s data is unstructured and untenable, yet available. Thanks to social media, we have created almost 90% of the world’s data in the last two years. Technology has almost proven the infinite monkey theorem, that a monkey hitting the keys of a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will almost create the works for William Shakespeare. Though we can argue the random Tweet is not Hamlet by quality, the quantity is there, and you are given ever tighter budgets and timelines to ferret out fact from fiction in order to create reasonable assertions. Given that you’re often limited in time and scope to locate and summarize fast quantities of information into workable reports that you not only present, and stamp your name to, but may have to testify on, what is the solution? The solution is in information organization and understanding, as seen from a natural organizer (the librarian) and fact checker (the interviewer). In this session, you will learn how to detail and assess the data presented in cases, and better understand how to move away from information overload and questionable sources and toward getting valid, solid and recognizable details out of the monkey’s typewriter.


You will learn how to:

  • Recognize the volume of data you are being saddled with, and resources for collecting new and valuable tools for assessment
  • Develop a human intelligence approach to data and interview tactics
  • Develop a fact-checking approach when trying to get to the source of suppositions in proving your case