California Frauds, Scams and Scandals

Course Details


Friday, January 24, 2020

6:30am – 2:00pm
(Registration: 6:00am)

Field of Study

Auditing (Governmental)

Course Number


CPE Credit

8.0 hours CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



CalCPA Education Foundation




Promising large returns with seemingly no risk, high-yielding investment scams have raised millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors while delivered nothing in return. Learn the latest regarding recycled scams that are updated continuously.

Additionally, cover emerging e-fraud variations and how to prevent and report them to protect your investments and your clients' interests.

Materials are provided as an ebook.


  • Pyramid schemes
  • High-yield investment schemes
  • California reporting mechanisms and fraud landscape
  • E-frauds
  • Scam alert


  • Identify why clients fall for pyramid schemes.
  • Determine common induction techniques for scams.
  • Determine resources for data on California state and local governmental fraud.
  • Recognize how to protect your clients from scams.

Designed For

CPAs and financial professionals.

Registration for this course has passed.

Course Pricing

Member Fee

Applicable if you are a HSCPA member in good standing.

Non-Member Fee

Applicable if you are not a HSCPA member.

Your Price $375.00

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