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LexisNexis® Fraud Defense Network: Resources and Technology for Cross-Industry Fraud Prevention

Introducing a unique and powerful new tool in your fraud mitigation efforts. The LexisNexis® Fraud Defense Network is a cross-industry initiative that offers valuable resources and actionable intelligence to safeguard your organization, improve decision-making and prevent loss from fraud.

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The LexisNexis® Fraud Defense Network: Fighting Fraud...Together

Welcome to the LexisNexis® Fraud Defense Network, a first-of-its kind initiative that gives insights into fraudulent or suspicious activity by connecting professionals and organizations across industries with resources, knowledge and powerful technology. Fraudsters have gained sophistication, and often cross industry boundaries, so tried and true fraud mitigation methods of the past are becoming less effective. Fraud Defense Network members can gain the advantage of a cross-industry view to attack the problem more effectively and proactively. Benefits of participating:

  • Leverage data, research and other information from members outside of your industry to enhance your fraud prevention efforts
  • Contribute to a larger fraud mitigation effort
  • Gain access to a wider distribution and resource network
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Our Mission

To facilitate sharing of information, best practices and data around fraud mitigation across industry and government sectors.

Learn how your organization can get involved. Contact us at 844.293.7283

Bill Madison; Chief Executive Officer, Insurance

Bill Madison

CEO, Insurance

Rick Trainor ,Chief Executive Officer, Business Services

Rick Trainor

CEO, Business Services

Josh Schoeller

CEO, Healthcare

Advisory Board

The LexisNexis® Fraud Defense Network Advisory Board is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of fraud mitigation experts who share the vision of collaborating about industry best practices for more effective fraud prevention. For more information, contact 844.293.7283, or e-mail

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Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For more than 40 years he has worked with, advised and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Abagnale’s rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 50 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous con men. His riveting story inspired a feature film and Broadway play, and he has written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U guide to identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.

Abagnale lectures at the FBI Academy and for the field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center (NAC), which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. Abagnale refuses to accept payment for any of his government work. Today, the majority of his income is derived from consulting with major corporate clients such as LexisNexis, Intuit, AARP, and Experian and his public speaking engagements. 
Alexis Bell

Alexis C. Bell, MS, CFE is the founder & managing partner of Fraud Doctor LLC. She helps companies better understand and manage their risk from fraud. She is driven by the fact that every asset lost due to fraud is one less resource that could be used to achieve objectives. The ultimate goal is to protect organizations from fraud and assure funds can remain within (prevention) or return to (response) the organization for the original intended purpose of accomplishing the mission.
Bell is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Applied Economics, completed the ASCENT fellowship at Dartmouth, and obtained her MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management at Utica College. She has broken new ground with academic research in furtherance of the antifraud field. In addition, Bell serves as an adjunct professor in the Financial Crime & Compliance Management (FCM) graduate program in the College of Business & Justice Studies at Utica College.
Bell successfully led the design and implementation of the initial Global Antifraud Program for a European public conglomerate with 165,000 employees. She then pioneered the first comprehensive Microfinance fraud risk management program covering 22 post/active conflict developing countries in the Greater Middle East, Eurasia, Latin America, and Africa. Both initiatives encompassed corporate governance, antifraud training, fraud risk assessments, data analysis, investigations, and communication strategies.
Bell is the elected Global Chair Emeritus to the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and appointed board member for the LexisNexis Fraud Defense Network Advisory Board. In addition to providing consulting services, she is a champion within antifraud communities speaking at conferences & delivering specialized training.

Bob Carver

Bob Carver CISM, CISSP, M.S. started working in the financial industry in network management and capacity management, BC/DR (Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery). He currently handles network security for Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. wireless customer network, where he started the first dedicated security monitoring and incident response team. His role includes monitoring botnet activity, interrupting malicious traffic and working on various security projects including overall security strategy, architecture and risk management to reduce the overall cyber security risk profile of the company. Carver has been a popular speaker, moderator and expert panelist at various cybersecurity conferences across North America. He has presented on many topics such as Securing the Internet of Things Ecosystem, Insider Threat and Leveraging Threat Intelligence. 

He also serves on advisory boards for several security conferences. Carver earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Arizona State University and a master’s from the University of Texas-Arlington.

Bruce Dubinsky

Bruce G. Dubinsky has more than 30 years of financial investigative and consulting experience, including roles in forensic accounting, fraud investigations and commercial dispute consulting. He has testified as an expert witness in nearly 50 bench and jury trials involving criminal and civil fraud, commercial business damages, federal income taxation, accounting malpractice and standard of care cases, including the Madoff Ponzi Case. Dubinsky is a nationally recognized expert in fraud investigations, forensic accounting and dispute consulting, and has served on the board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, and a master’s from Georgetown University.

Fraud-fighting vision: My fraud fighting vision centers around the concept of attacking the fraud problem holistically by combining a multi-disciplinary team approach centered around gaining a better understanding of the mind of the fraudster, dissecting the schemes utilized and studying the various methods by which the frauds were perpetrated to create a more effective fraud prevention and detection domain. Combined with continued sharing of information on the frauds, this vision can become a reality.

Paul Dunlop

Paul Dunlop is the Global Head of Fraud and Cyber for GIBC Digital, where he helps clients protect their businesses in a world with ever-increasing challenges to safeguarding data and systems and preventing fraud and financial crimes. Prior to joining GIBC Digital, Dunlop led Citi’s global-fraud-management efforts, including the transformation of its Fraud Management Policies and framework, and had responsibility for the company’s Identity Theft FATCA Program. Before that, he established the medical- and legal-provider fraud programs for the Travelers Companies across the United States, and helped bring the first convictions of medical professionals for insurance fraud in New York. Prior to working in financial services, Dunlop was in law enforcement within the Metropolitan Police Service in London, United Kingdom. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Work Based Studies (Law Enforcement & Crime Management) from Middlesex University, UK and is currently pursuing a master’s of professional studies with Utica College in Cyber Policy & Risk Analysis. 
Tom Kaschalk

Tom Kaschalk has more than 30 years’ experience in the Property and Casualty Insurance industry, including leadership roles at Progressive Insurance, Reliant Insurance and Direct General, where he held C-suite positions in operations and claims across the United States and Canada. Kaschalk has served on the Board of Governors of the National Insurance Crime Bureau. In his current role as a consultant, he has helped create long-term organizational impact and sustainable results for multiple clients. He is a graduate of Cleveland State University. 

Fraud fighting-vision: United efforts across industries to prevent, identify and combat fraud at the earliest possible stages.

Bob Reardon

As ISG’s Chief Executive Officer, Bob Reardon has responsibility for strategic direction, leadership, innovation, teamwork and company growth. He previously founded and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for BMEGateway, a medical management firm, where he had oversight responsibility for the growth of the organization throughout the United States. Before this venture, Reardon worked for McGladrey as a Certified Public Accountant, and business and tax consultant. 

He is involved with many non-profit organizations and serves as Advisor and Board Member to numerous businesses. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Merrimack College.

David Rioux

David J. Rioux has more than 30 years’ experience in the area of insurance fraud investigations. He is responsible for the administration of Erie’s anti-fraud program, and all company internal and external investigations. Prior to joining Erie in 2001, he held many positions with increasing levels of responsibility in the Special Investigations Unit with Nationwide Insurance. Rioux has also worked in law enforcement as a police officer, detective and fire inspector. He is active in the insurance industry antifraud efforts, having served as a three-term past president of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) and two term director. He has chaired and served on numerous IASIU committees over the years. He is a member of the Claims Fraud committee for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America; Board member of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, and member of the Coalitions Executive, Public Information and Research committees. 
Fraud-fighting vision: A leading advocate for taking a preemptive strike against fraud through innovative business practices and the use of advanced industrywide information resources, intelligence and technology solutions.
James Simmons

James Simmons is a special investigator with Capital One’s U.S. Card Fraud Customer Protection Division, where he drives fraud prevention and protection strategy for multiple business lines, and manages a multi-disciplinary team of more than 500. He is responsible for the law enforcement and prosecution strategy, as well as identifying and mitigating new and emerging threats across the enterprise. Simmons has worked with the National District Attorneys Association to develop an identity theft investigations course, which he presents to district attorneys and law enforcement officials nationwide. He also participates and presents at numerous other national fraud prevention trainings and awareness initiatives. Simmons serves on the board of advisors of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI), as well as the board of advisors for the Identity Theft Assistance Center (IATC). A graduate of Memphis State University, he has worked for Capital One for nearly 20 years.
Zhong-Jian Xia

Zhong-Jian has managed credit bust-out and credit abuse prevention strategies for U.S. and International Markets at American Express since 2003. He is a voting member for the company’s Global Authorizations and Case-Presentment Committee, and was awarded Risk and Information Management Fellow in 2011. Previously, he was the director for U.S. Fraud Customer Management Strategies. Zhong-Jian joined American Express in 1996 and has held various leadership positions in RIM. Zhong-Jian earned a Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University and M.S. in system engineering and management engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 

Fraud-fighting vision: Fraud is committed through false and deceptive information, and we can fight fraud better with access to better information. 

LexisNexis® Contributory Risk Repository: Vast Cross-Industry Data Meets Powerful Analytics for Improved Fraud Detection and Prevention

Those who commit fraud or engage in suspicious activity often don’t limit their activity to one single industry, but make a habit of exploiting gaps in the system. Imagine if you could put your fingers on the many disparate transactions that paint a more comprehensive view of a subject.

The Fraud Defense Network has created the LexisNexis® Contributory Risk Repository (CoRR), a cross-industry database that houses information about fraudulent and suspicious events from organizations in finance, retail, insurance, health care, law enforcement and government, and empowers you to act against fraud faster and with more confidence to keep your organization profitable and competitive.

After data is collected through the risk repository, LexisNexis applies advanced analytics to identify meaningful connections that can not only illuminate past fraudulent behavior, but also help to flag suspicious patterns on future transactions.

Solutions with the Fraud Defense Network Advantage, or FDN Advantage, strategically leverage CoRR data to deliver suspicious event alerts to customers who want an extra edge in their fraud-fighting efforts.



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