How to Detect a Ponzi Scheme

Duration: 90 Minutes
This program will provide the due diligence techniques to better spot the red flags of fraud and the unique characteristics of Ponzi schemes in particular. Corporate officers and directors, accountants, lawyers and others can learn what questions to ask, where to look for answers, and how to conduct a thorough investigation designed to detect a Ponzi scheme in what appears to be an otherwise legitimate business of investment program. The presentation will discuss facts from real high profile cases as well as smaller affinity schemes, and will draw conclusions about the repeating patterns and behavioral conduct pervasive in these types of schemes.
Ponzi Scheme
Product ID: 501168
Objectives of the Presentation
  • Learn the classic characteristics of Ponzi schemers to raise awareness
  • Analyze the psychology of the investor that makes them susceptible to fraud
  • Learn how to spot the red flags of fraud
  • Learn the questions to ask the investment promoter's auditors and lawyers involved
  • Learn how to check for accuracy and consistency in the paperwork
  • Create a list of searches to perform to vet the investment product and its promoter
  • Create a list of due diligence questions to ask
Why Should you Attend
Attend this webinar to avoid being lured into a Ponzi scheme or other fraudulent scam, and to learn due diligence techniques to raise awareness and to detect fraud.

Areas Covered
  • Best practices for a thorough fraud investigation
  • How to analyze the company's paperwork
  • How to evaluate the financials
  • How to best investigate publicly available information
  • How to evaluate the business model
  • How to analyze the corporate structure
  • How to evaluate operational Issues
  • What not to believe
  • What the typical promises are that will be made
Who can Benefit
  • CEOs
  • Directors, other corporate officers
  • CPAs
  • Attorneys
  • Auditors
  • Regulators
  • Investors
  • Compliance personnel
Topic Background
Ponzi schemes are a prevalent type of fraud that target affinity groups and both sophisticated and unsophisticated investors. They can involve any type of business model and solicit big and small dollars. A heightened awareness of how they work and the questions to ask can go a long way in preventing involvement in such a fraudulent scam.
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Instructor Profile:
Kathy Bazoian Phelps has 24 years of experience as a lawyer in bankruptcy law and fraud litigation. She has served as Chapter 11 trustee and frequently represents operating and liquidating trustees, federal equity receivers, and defendants in bankruptcy litigation. She frequently represents parties in fraudulent transfer litigation in Ponzi scheme cases.

Ms. Phelps has lectured widely and written on bankruptcy and receivership matters, with a focus on Ponzi schemes. She is the co-author with Hon. Steven Rhodes of The Ponzi Book: A Legal Resource for Unraveling Ponzi Schemes; she is the editor and contributor to Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case; and she is the author of Ponzi-Proof Your Investments: An Investor's Guide to Avoiding Ponzi Schemes and Other Fraudulent Scams.
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