Fraud/Security Investigator I Job at WSFS Bank, Philadelphia, PA

  • WSFS Bank
  • Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

Job Description At WSFS Bank, we empower our Associates to grow their careers, guide our customers to secure their financial futures, and actively support our Communities so they can fully thrive
Careers with WSFS Bank offer an inclusive and supportive culture, competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and more
We are the region's locally headquartered bank and wealth management company
We are honored to consistently be named a Top Workplace by our Associates, who make a difference every day for the people, businesses, and Communities we serve
We Stand For Service® is more than part of our name, it’s our mission and our purpose
The Fraud Investigator I is primarily responsible for the investigation and resolution of external and internal fraud cases that may result in a loss
This position is responsible for assessing various suspicious activities and identifying risks to the Bank and its clients related to potential fraud
The Investigator will use various techniques to investigate, mitigate and/or prevent losses that occur from fraudulent activities including, but not limited to, wire and ACH fraud, check fraud, ATM fraud, account takeover fraud, loan fraud, elder fraud, romance fraud and identity theft
The Investigator will work closely with various teams within Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking, Wealth, Bank Operations, Information Security, and other Bank departments to assist with investigations and deterrence of fraud against the Bank
The Investigator will partner and coordinate with law enforcement, other financial institutions, and merchants to mitigate fraud losses
The Investigator will also work to facilitate fraud recovery to minimize financial losses to the Bank and its customers
The Investigator will attend court proceedings as required on behalf of the Bank
The Investigator must be analytical and focused with the competence to analyze spreadsheets, documents, reports and to navigate through multiple bank reporting systems
The Investigator will remain apprised of industry fraud trends using knowledge and experience to detect instances of fraud and prevent bank loss
Job Responsibilities: Manage investigations by setting clear direction and strategy; anticipate challenges and risks and identify strategies for mitigation
Perform investigative tasks including developing investigative plans, conducting interviews, compiling documentation, gathering evidence, analyzing financial records, maintaining extensive notes, developing investigative reports, completing accurate and timely Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), and referring investigations to the appropriate law enforcement agency (local, state, federal) for assistance and prosecution
Identify and analyze new and emerging patterns of fraud and work with internal and external stakeholders to implement new controls
Assess fraud prevention and detection controls, processes and technologies and define and create long term strategies to ensure adequate solutions are in place to mitigate fraud loss without negative impact to the customer experience
Work with cross-functional teams across the Bank for collaboration on fraud risks and investigations and communicate findings with internal and external stakeholders
Maintain and further develop knowledge and experience in investigating activity linked to terrorism, money laundering, and other financial crimes
Build and sustain relationships with subject matter experts in state, local, and federal law enforcement, intelligence networks as well as other partners
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Accounting or Finance preferred
Minimum of 3 to 5 years of prior financial crime related and/or fraud investigation experience in a financial institution setting required
Fraud Related Certifications preferred including Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and/or Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI)
Must have a strong understanding of financial transactions required
Must have a working knowledge of bank products, services, bank systems and transaction types preferred
Basic knowledge and understanding of State and Federal Criminal Statutes and bank regulatory and compliance issue preferred
Preferred but not required, any Law Enforcement background conducting criminal investigations relating to larceny, fraud, extortion, embezzlement cybercrime and identity theft
Must have a working knowledge and experience in investigating the following types of fraudulent activities: check fraud including counterfeits, alterations, forged endorsement, forged maker, kitting, new account fraud, loan fraud, identity theft, returned deposited items, ACH fraud, wire fraud, ATM fraud, ATM skimming, jackpotting, unjust enrichments, physical security, robbery, burglaries, insider threats, internal investigations, inquiry cases, cyber related fraud and other losses
Must be knowledgeable of Regulations/Acts that pertain to the job functions, which include, but are not limited to, Regulations E, V, CC, and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)
Must have experience in the areas of check fraud investigations including identifying potential points of compromise and patterns and recovery efforts (i.e., Breach of Warranty)
Must have experience with cyber related fraud investigations (i.e., remote log in, spoofing, business email compromise, financial malware) involving identity theft, new account fraud (i.e., checking, cards, loans), bank operations and other related fraud
Must have experience with the recovery rights for various types of check fraud (altered, forged and endorsement) and other recovery strategies to assist the customer and the bank
WSFS Bank is inclusive and supportive of individual needs
If you have a physical or other impairment that might require an accommodation, including technical assistance with the WSFS Bank Careers website or submission process, please contact us via email at

WSFS is an equal opportunity employer
We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics
At WSFS Bank we empower our Associates to forge the careers of their dreams, we guide our Customers to secure their financial futures, and we actively support our Communities so they can fully thrive
We know that when we work together and move forward with purpose a brighter path to the future lies ahead for our Associates, our Customers, and the Communities we serve
WSFS Financial Corporation (WSFS) is a multibillion-dollar financial services company
Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest and largest locally-headquartered bank and trust company in the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware region
As of March 31, 2023, WSFS Financial Corporation had $20.3 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $65.6 billion in assets under management and administration
WSFS operates from 119 offices, 92 of which are banking offices, located in Pennsylvania (61), Delaware (39), New Jersey (17), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking, cash management and trust and wealth management
Other subsidiaries or divisions include Arrow Land Transfer, Bryn Mawr Capital Management, LLC, Bryn Mawr Trust®, The Bryn Mawr Trust Company of Delaware, Cash Connect®, NewLane Finance®, Powdermill® Financial Solutions, WSFS Institutional Services®, WSFS Mortgage®, and WSFS Wealth® Investments
Serving the Greater Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS Bank is one of the ten oldest banks in the United States continuously operating under the same name.

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