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Hosted by SILA, the SILA Foundation provides various webinars for both SILA members and the general public in its purpose to provide an educational forum for the public in financial services, specifically insurance licensing and securities registration. Participation is free to all attendees and we encourage you to share it with others to include Compliance, Legal Departments, Human Resources, and others who would benefit from these educational webinars. You can view upcoming webinars and view recorded webinars by going to the SILA Foundation website (under Public Resources).

Upcoming Webinar

SCAM ALERT: Current Trends in Financial Exploitation
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:00PM EST

Join us for a FREE educational webinar presented by Daniel Herb and Josh Maddox. This presentation will discuss current trends in use by the average fraudster and will also dive into the new technologies that are currently being utilized by sophisticated fraudsters. The focus will be on financial exploitation/scams but the tactics discussed could potentially be used in other business sectors as well.


Daniel Herb has been working with Nationwide Financial since 2014 in various roles starting in the Public Sector Retirement Plans Contact Center. His current role is a Regulatory Support Operations, Senior Analyst with a primary focus on fraud prevention and detection. He attended Kent State University and Franklin University in his pursuit of a BS Business Administration.

Daniel served 6 years in the United States Army National Guard with the 1486th Transportation unit out of Mansfield, OH. Daniel has worked in the fraud prevention industry for over 6 years. He currently holds a Series 6 license, has completed the Associate, Secure, Retirement Institute (ASRI) designation and is making strides towards the Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute (FSRI) designation and the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) designation.

Josh Maddox has been an Associate at Nationwide for almost 5 years and is a 3rd generation Nationwider. He started in the Public Sector Retirement Plans contact center where he gained knowledge around the financial industry and various retirement accounts associated with those employed by government entities. In 2016, he obtained a position on the Regulatory Support Operations team where he focused half his time on audits and half investigating fraud, his primary focus now is fraud detection, investigation, and prevention.      

Josh graduated from Bowling Green State University where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies with focuses in Philosophy, Sociology, History, and Political Science. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout at 15, holds a Series 6 license, and is currently working to obtain the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) designation. Outside of work, Josh is a local Columbus Commissioner and can usually be found renovating his home, attending a car show, or playing with his 1 year old Golden Retriever.

Past Webinars

Below are the last 6 webinar topics presented in coordination with the SILA Foundation. The recordings and powerpoints are all available on the SILA Foundation website

  • Compliance Review - Jun 2018
  • Drones and Autonomous Cars - May 2018
  • Personal Umbrella Coverage - Apr 2018
  • FINRA Speaks - Mar 2018
  • Financial Literacy - Feb 2018
  • Legislative and Regulatory Landscape of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly - Jan 2018

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