MSU hosts First Western Bank & Trust’s fraud investigator for seminar

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University is hosting First Western Bank & Trust fraud investigator Jacob Rued for a Fraud Awareness Seminar.

Rued will discuss best practices for personal fraud prevention and detection on Thursday, Feb. 22, with a social set to begin at 4 p.m. and the seminar at 4:30 p.m. at the Minot State Student Center Conference Center.

“Minot State is excited to partner with First Western Bank & Trust to bring this fraud prevention and detection seminar to the MSU Campus,” said KateLynn Albers, MSU assistant professor of accounting. “This highly valuable event will impart practical knowledge, enhance financial literacy, empower individuals, and promote community awareness.”

Rued worked for the Fargo Police Department as a financial crimes detective prior to joining First Western. He is passionate about educating community members on evolving tactics used by fraudsters and providing insight into the best practices for fraud prevention and detection.

“We are thrilled to partner with Minot State to raise awareness about fraud prevention,” said Brenda K. Foster, president and CEO at First Western Bank & Trust. “At First Western, we understand the critical importance of educating our customers and the community to protect against financial crimes. Our First Western fraud investigator, Jacob Rued, has an impressive background in law enforcement and financial crime detection, and we look forward to having him sharing his knowledge with the Minot community.”

The Fraud Awareness Seminar is free and open to the public. Seats are limited to the event, and individuals planning to attend need to register at this LINK by Monday, Feb. 19.

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Published: 02/14/24   

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