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 two 2 hour presentation (4 hour total) 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.

Past Lunch & Learn:

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 identify theft

Next Lunch & Learn Scheduled:

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

Future Lunch & Learn Scheduled:

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Speaker: Brian Farnsworth
Brian is a Detective Sergeant for the Computer Forensics Team at California Department of Insurance Enforcement Branch.  He is also assigned to the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force.  As the computer forensics team leader, he specializes in cell phone and computer forensics

TOPIC: Social Media
Social media is revolutionizing how the world does business, discovers and shares news, and instantly engages with friends and family. Social media evidence includes, among other things, photographs, status updates, a person’s location at a certain time, and direct communications to or from a person’s social media account. This presentation will examine the importance of social media in investigations and criminal litigation, including access to and use of social media evidence in court.