ASHLAND – An expert in fraud protection will speak to the public during an education session sponsored by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Fraud Protection program will be Monday, March 11 at 5:45 p.m. at the Ashland Public Library’s community resource room.
Andrew Detjens from First National Bank of Omaha is the featured speaker. During his 15 years working in investigations, he has worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Secret Service and many other law enforcement agencies across the country.
For the past four years, he has worked in the Financial Crimes Department of First National Bank of Omaha, where he is senior investigations manager. As senior investigations manager, Detjens leads a team that investigates financial crimes such as money laundering, fraud and terrorist financing.
Detjens’ presentation will focus on types of fraud including consumer fraud, identity theft, account takeover, cyber threats, embezzlement and employee theft. He will discuss ways in which individuals and business owners can protect themselves against these types of fraud.
The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce holds periodic education sessions for members and the public. The education committee, headed up Shirley Niemeyer, chose fraud because there were 16.7 million instances of identity threat in 2017, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Thirty percent of consumers in the United States were notified that they were exposed to a data breach in 2017, up 12 percent from the year before and $16.8 billion were stolen from consumers.
Register for the Chamber’s fraud protection education session by calling 402-944-3503.