Welcome to the official website of the Southern California Fraud Investigators’ Association. The organization is dedicated to serving fraud investigators and prosecutors from governmental agencies and the private sectors. SCFIA’s membership consists of adjustors, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, attorneys, private investigators, corporate security, loss prevention personnel, and others that combat fraud. SCFIA’s goal is to provide fraud training and networking for our membership. The association has bi-monthly Lunch & Learn meetings. Our guest speakers are scheduled for a 45-60 minute presentation on the most up-to-date fraud-related subject matters.

SCFIA – 2018 Conference is moving to San Diego@ the Crowne Plaza

2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108  October 23-25, 2018  Register Early  to get the Early Bird Discount

If you are interested and would like to promote your business, be a Vendor or Sponsor, please see visit our website @ www.scfia.org for more information.

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Effective February 1, 2018
New rates ($35.00 Members; $45.00 Nonmembers)
New Times  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Our Next Lunch & Learn is:

Thursday, February 1, 2018  New Hours 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (Lunch Provided)

Speaker: Jimmy Gomez, Department of Motor Vehicle

TOPIC: Fraudulent Document Detection (2 hours) and Identity Theft Training (2 hours)

This Training will provide information and skills necessary to recognize the characteristics and security features of legitimate Government-issued identification documents, which includes birth certificates, immigration documents, driver licenses and identification cards, and, passports.  The student will be able to identify counterfeit legal presence / identification documents.  Recognizing counterfeit Driver Licenses and Identification cards.  Specific laws regulating counterfeit documents and reference materials pertaining to the subject will be identified.  The course will also provide some basic guidelines to assist in investigating crimes involving counterfeit documents.  Also, the presentation will provide students with an understanding of identity theft crimes; an understanding of specific laws regulating Identity theft.

Our Next Lunch & Learn is:

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Speaker: Mike McKee – National Insurance Crime Bureau

TOPIC: Compound Drugs and Insurance Fraud

This presentation starts with the basics of drug compounding. It then shows compounding’s growth as a problem for insurance carriers. The prescription of compound creams has grown 3,466% in only 9 year. In 2015, TRICARE alone paid out over $2 billion dollars for prescribed compound drugs. Compounds are now moving into the private auto insurance arena. The criminal schemes as well as their “indicators/red flags” are provided. Several large criminal fraud cases are used to illustrate the problem and what some carriers and law enforcement are doing about it.

Lunch & Learn 

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Speaker: Detective Dan Shoham, California Department of Insurance, Fraud Division

TOPIC: Cell Phone Insurance Fraud

Det. Shoham has 20+ years of experience in Insurance Fraud investigations.  He has investigated numerous cases pertaining to Staged Collisions; Workers Compensation Fraud; Health Care and Automobile insurance fraud.   Dan served as a department instructor for the DOI’s basic investigator courses and defensive tactics.

His presentation will explain what cell phone insurance is and how it works.  It will provide details of two  of large scale cell phone insurance fraud cases investigated by the DOI’s Fraud Division.

Thursday, July 6, 2017


TOPIC: Investigative Success: A How to in the Fraud World

Operation Project Smart: This presentation will discuss a few NICB investigations thru their final disposition. The audience will identify various insurance fraud schemes, investigative obstacles and the steps taken toward a successful investigative conclusion.

MAY 4, 2017          LUNCH & LEARN


TOPIC:  Strategies for Multi-claim / Major Medical Investigations-  This presentation will advise:

  • How to identify potential cases
  • How to Collect and Organize Data
  • Utilizing Resources
  • Getting “Buy In” from Management / Law Enforcement
  • Case Presentation Styles, for both Civil and Criminal

Malisa Trimble has over 10 years prior law enforcement experience followed by an additional 8 years working for a large private auto insurance carrier specializing in major medical fraud before joining NICB as a Special Agent in 2012. For the past 4 years she has developed the medical fraud programs in Southern California with NICB’s Mini-medical Fraud Task Force and IS regular instructor for the NICB Medical Investigations Academies.  Special Agent Trimble was also part of a notable investigative team that was award the NCCHA “Investigation of The Year” for the FBI’s Operation Backlash case in 2016.