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Best Practices to Protect Your Inbox From Fraud

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Wednesday | November 22, 2023 | 12pm CT
Presenter: Debra R Richardson 

Your IT team’s email filters only block about 85% of fraudulent emails, meaning that 15% get through to your inbox. And if you have Outlook, according to a whitepaper by Microsoft Defender, it increases to 18.8%. As a critical function of the procure-to-pay process, you can’t always follow the typical cybersecurity training guidance of not opening unexpected emails or clicking on attachments because that’s all you get! 

Most emails are unexpected, coming from vendors that you don’t know and include attached invoices and supporting documentation that are required to perform your function! With generative AI and other fraud tactics, it’s getting harder to spot those fraudsters that get through to your inbox.

Find out what best practices you can implement to protect your inbox from fraud.

Three to Six Key Learning Objectives:

  • Why your inbox may intentionally receive fraudulent emails
  • Subtle tricks fraudsters use to get fraudulent emails past email fraud filters
  • Zero-cost tools to determine if an email is fraudulent and should be reported
  • Email options that you can implement to detect if your email has been hacked
  • Email response techniques that can protect you from the latest fraud trends
  • Alternatives to email to communicate and collect documentation from your vendors

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Debra R Richardson LLC

DEBRA R RICHARDSON – Accounts Payable Speaker | Consultant | Trainer

Debra is an accounts payable speaker, consultant, and trainer with over 20 years of experience in AP, AR, general ledger, and financial reporting for Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, General Motors, and Aramark.

For ten years, Debra has focused on Global Vendor Setup and Maintenance. As AP Sr Manager she led a team that processed over 2,000 vendor add/change requests per month and was responsible for 140k+ active global vendors across seven ERPs. In her consultancy, she provides accounts payable teams consulting services and training to add authentication techniques, internal controls, and best practices to prevent fraud, fines, and bad vendor data.

She has a YouTube channel where she posts vendor master file tips every Tuesday, and hosts a weekly podcast: “Putting the AP in hAPpy”.

MHC Automation is registered with IOFM as a sponsor of continuing education credit for any Accounts Payable or Procure-to-Pay Certification. These certifications are designed to establish standards for the profession and recognize accounts payable and procure-to-pay professionals who, by possessing related work experience and passing a comprehensive exam, have met stringent requirements for mastering the financial operations body of knowledge. IOFM holds final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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