Reducing Fraud Losses from Plastic Cards

Hear from Rob Bell, a former member of the FBI’s joint terrorism task force, and the United States Secret Service’s financial crimes task force, as well as Steve Beckerman, an expert on card processing and ID credentialing.


  • Card fraud trends and industry drivers effecting Identify theft, stolen credit & debit cards
  • Fraud mitigation techniques for financial Institutions and their customers
  • Improving investigative outcomes using data and actionable intelligence
  • How stolen cards are acquired and used to launder money
  • Understanding the prepaid and gift card market as a criminal money laundering opportunity
  • Legal considerations regarding search & seizure rights
  • Best practices for customer education, investigation processes, documentation, and law enforcement coordination
  • Tools available for financial institutions to proactively identify compromised cards before they are fraudulently used.

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Rob Bell has over 28 years of experience in a variety of financial and fraud related crimes at the federal, state, and local level, having served as the unit supervisor for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office’s Economic Crimes Unit-Sergeant/Secret Service Financial Crimes Task Force. As a consultant, Rob specializes in crafting effective responses and solutions to internal and external losses resulting from fraud and theft related activity. His areas of expertise include Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud, Embezzlement, Check Fraud, Online Fraud Schemes, Elderly Exploitation/Guardian Fraud, Mortgage/Title Fraud, Email Compromises, Racketeering, Money Laundering, and Investment Schemes.

Steve Beckerman is the COO at ERAD Group, where he oversees operations, logistics and technology for the firm’s payment card forensic and intelligence services. Prior to ERAD Group, Steve served as a Senior Vice President with Fidelity Information Services, where he was responsible for credit, debit, and prepaid card operations as well as internet banking for more 5,000 community banks and credit unions. As a Senior Vice President at First Data Corporation, he managed more than 7 million private label and oil company credit card programs. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Mobil Oil’s private label card program.

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