Digital fraud involving cryptocurrencies is trending up dramatically. $1.7 billion worth of cryptocurrencies was stolen from investors in 2018, according to a report by a blockchain security firm. Sophisticated criminals in the United States and around the world are increasingly using cryptocurrencies in fraud and money laundering operations. Money laundering involving cryptocurrencies – a medium of exchange circulated over a computer network and generally not backed by a government – is a new twist on an old crime. This particular type of crime has broad implications for businesses, financial institutions, and the accounting profession.
As cyber-crime continues to expand, CPAs and Forensic Accountants need to gain knowledge of the current trends facing the public. This webcast analyzes how cryptocurrencies are used to perpetrate cyber-fraud and traditional fraud schemes. As trusted advisors, CPAs can assist in providing effective measures to avoid cryptocurrency scams. This webinar will explore real-life examples of fraud cases involving virtual currencies.
Mark DiMichael, a partner in the valuation and forensic services department, specializes in litigation support and valuation services. His expertise includes divorce litigation, economic damages analysis, fraud investigation, cryptocurrency, white-collar criminal defense, and business appraisals. Mark has prepared and rebutted expert reports and has experience working with companies in a wide range of industries. He has also provided expert testimony related to economic damages.