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March 2015 Luncheon

Our speakers were from the Office of the Securities Commissioner, the “cops on the beat” for securities fraud, the only state office that enforces Hawaii Securities Laws (HRS Chapter 485A) in the state. Their cases come from formal written complaints … Continue reading

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Bruce Kim, Executive Director of the Office of Consumer Protection at the State of Hawaii Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, gave us an overview of the office and its responsibilities under the Hawaii Revised Statutes. The OCP is consumer … Continue reading

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November 2014 Luncheon

Lorie K. Sides, Brand Integrity Service Specialist from the Better Business Bureau, provides consumer education, conducts public outreach presentations to the Military, Community Groups and Senior Citizens, and assists with dispute resolution, investigation and advertising reviews. During our November luncheon, … Continue reading

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October 2014 Luncheon

  U.S. Postal Inspector Brian Shaughnessy has investigated some of the most noteworthy financial fraud cases in Hawaii over the past seven years. In 2010, he was a finalist for the prestigious Citizenship Award by the City & County of … Continue reading

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July 2014 Luncheon

Edward Tavares, Information Technology Internal Audit Manager for Hawaiian Electric Industries, drew on his academic studies in enterprise computing, anti-terrorism, electronic tracking and surveillance, as well as his wide ranging career at Verizon, BBN Communications and the U.S. Secret Service … Continue reading

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May 2014 Luncheon

Data Breach was a timely topic covered at our first joint luncheon with the Hawaii Chapter of ISACA – the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, held at the Pacific Club. Our speaker was Addie Lui, the Information Security Officer … Continue reading

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March 2014 Luncheon

Always a popular speaker, FBI Special Agent Tom Simon discussed “Protecting the Nest Egg” with updates on a number of Hawaii investment fraud cases.  Many of them involved fraudsters who convinced families to extract cash from the value of their … Continue reading

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January 2014 Luncheon

 Christopher D.W. Young currently serves as a Supervising Deputy Attorney General and Division Chief of the Criminal Justice Division, Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaii. At our January 2014 luncheon, he focused his talk on the Fraud Examiners’ … Continue reading

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November 2013

Cyber Crimes Investigator Chris Duque – a 30-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department and now with the White Collar Crime Section at the City & County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney – shared what he has seen … Continue reading

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September 2013

At our luncheon on September 19, Lt. John McCarthy gave attendees an update on Financial Crime Trends that he has seen this year. Some examples were: Green Dot cards: A type of advance payment scheme in which victims receive what … Continue reading

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