Published on

May 1, 2024

Published on

May 1, 2024

Published on

May 1, 2024

Published on

May 1, 2024

Senior Fraud Investigator

Senior Fraud Investigator

Senior Fraud Investigator

Senior Fraud Investigator

Full-time

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St. Paul, MN

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On-site

Full-time

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St. Paul, MN

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On-site

Full-time

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St. Paul, MN

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On-site

Full-time

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St. Paul, MN

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On-site

About the job

In-office position. Only considering candidates who reside in one of these locations: Greater Minneapolis-St.Paul area, MN; Grand Forks, ND or Fargo, ND.
Position Summary:The Senior Fraud Investigator is a valued part of a cohesive team focused on protecting the assets of the bank and its customers. This position is responsible for reviewing transactions for possible fraud and suspicious activity. Investigating cases of fraud by interviewing victims and suspects, obtaining, and reviewing evidence, and determining facts from the information. This position will prepare case summaries, disposition cases and complete SAR’s as required. This position must have the ability to mentor junior level investigators and handle more complex cases escalated by junior staff.
Essential ResponsibilitiesJob Function 1: Identify and Investigate Transactions for Suspicious Activity - 30%Detect and investigate suspicious activity from various fraud alerts, reports, systems. and processes. This may include but not limited to check fraud, deposit fraud, ACH, WIRE, new account fraud, online account takeover, debit card, P2P, etc.Interview victims, witnesses and/or suspects in order to obtain details of incident.Review recommendations for account blocking or other actions as necessary to neutralize loss exposure from the Fraud Investigator I and II.Keep detailed documentation on of the investigations within the Verafin case.Collaborate with other Alerus departments, other financial institutions, law enforcement authorities or customers when researching and resolving suspicious activity.Identify suspicious activities that require a SAR filing and collaborate with the Fraud Manager for filing.Investigate Identity Theft Red Flag reports and document findings.Complete callbacks to customers and/or internal departments regarding ACH and Wire alerts.Educate customers on fraud scams as needed.Complete the required Forgery Affidavit on check fraud cases and upload to Centrix.Determine check fraud liability on cases including any escalated cases from Fraud Investigator I and II. Consult with Fraud Manager on any unusual or more complex check fraud cases.Monitor Online Account opening escalations along with reviewing opened accounts for possible fraud and potential account closures.Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external clients by applying excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills.Make recommendations for revisions that would improve Alerus’ ability to deter fraud and suspicious activity.File reports with Adult Protect Services when needed.Identify Fraud Patterns and communicate to Fraud Manager.
Job Function 2: Team Support - 30%Serve as subject matter expert on systems, processes, or regulations.Help identify training needs and assist the Fraud Manager in developing training content and provide one-on-one or group training to the team or other areas of the company.Ability to resolve problems with minimal guidance and make general operational escalation decisions in the absence of the Fraud Manager.Consistently act as a resource to the team and assist on company projects.Ensure processes are covered and service levels are met in Fraud Manager’s absence.Identify, design, and propose efficiencies to streamline processes.Assist others on the team with troubleshooting when complex problems/issues arise.Perform tasks relating to key initiatives within the Fraud department.Assist and/or provide backup coverage on BSA processes as needed.Provide primary and backup coverage on all fraud processes, as needed to keep department responsibilities within service level agreements.Participate in team meetings.Create, update, and maintain written procedures in R&R database.
Job Function 3: Senior Level Support - 30%Recognize the importance of Verafin Updates, analyze the documentation, and propose process changes.Assist with ensuring all Fraud tracking is complete and accurate.Assist with Quality Reviews of junior investigators.Review cases of junior investigators to determine if a case should be closed or SAR created.Assist with Concourse postings as needed on Fraud situations.Report necessary fraud information to 3rd Party vendors.Assist with pulling surveillance video on fraud cases when requested.Trouble shoot data processing issues with Verafin and escalate to Verafin Support.May assist with Verafin model tuning/validation.Manage and process 314(b) collaboration requests.
Job Function 4: Department, System, and Industry Knowledge - 10%Attend all mandatory and field specific training as directed by the performance plan.Expert in maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all systems.Actively pursue continuing education, reading, and self-development to enhance skills.Active member of user groups and network opportunities.Maintain compliance, legal and policy knowledge of required regulations.
Position Requirements:Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and/or 5+ years related financial industry experience.Previous banking or financial services experience required.Minimum 5 years of experience in BSA &/or fraud analytics.Experience using a BSA/AML and Fraud Detection System preferred, such as Verafin or an equivalent system.Possesses investigative and research skills using various systems.Excellent written and verbal skills.Strong computer skills.Time management and organizational skills.Ability to multi-task.
Personal Characteristics:Positive, client-centric attitude.Self-motivated, confident, and eager to take on new challenges.Attention to detail with a strong commitment to quality.Professional appearance and attitude.Commitment to continued learning.Punctual.
Physical Demands - Must be met with or without a reasonable accommodation:Extended periods of time sitting at a desk and using office equipment.Ability to operate a personal computer/laptop for approximately 8 hours per day.Extended time is spent reviewing physical and electronic documents.The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.Periodically, may also do light lifting of supplies and materials which weighs in at approximately 20 lbs.Will spend most of time in an indoor environment.Ability to work outside of normal business hours for testing and project work as needed.
Alerus Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

About the job

In-office position. Only considering candidates who reside in one of these locations: Greater Minneapolis-St.Paul area, MN; Grand Forks, ND or Fargo, ND.
Position Summary:The Senior Fraud Investigator is a valued part of a cohesive team focused on protecting the assets of the bank and its customers. This position is responsible for reviewing transactions for possible fraud and suspicious activity. Investigating cases of fraud by interviewing victims and suspects, obtaining, and reviewing evidence, and determining facts from the information. This position will prepare case summaries, disposition cases and complete SAR’s as required. This position must have the ability to mentor junior level investigators and handle more complex cases escalated by junior staff.
Essential ResponsibilitiesJob Function 1: Identify and Investigate Transactions for Suspicious Activity - 30%Detect and investigate suspicious activity from various fraud alerts, reports, systems. and processes. This may include but not limited to check fraud, deposit fraud, ACH, WIRE, new account fraud, online account takeover, debit card, P2P, etc.Interview victims, witnesses and/or suspects in order to obtain details of incident.Review recommendations for account blocking or other actions as necessary to neutralize loss exposure from the Fraud Investigator I and II.Keep detailed documentation on of the investigations within the Verafin case.Collaborate with other Alerus departments, other financial institutions, law enforcement authorities or customers when researching and resolving suspicious activity.Identify suspicious activities that require a SAR filing and collaborate with the Fraud Manager for filing.Investigate Identity Theft Red Flag reports and document findings.Complete callbacks to customers and/or internal departments regarding ACH and Wire alerts.Educate customers on fraud scams as needed.Complete the required Forgery Affidavit on check fraud cases and upload to Centrix.Determine check fraud liability on cases including any escalated cases from Fraud Investigator I and II. Consult with Fraud Manager on any unusual or more complex check fraud cases.Monitor Online Account opening escalations along with reviewing opened accounts for possible fraud and potential account closures.Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external clients by applying excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills.Make recommendations for revisions that would improve Alerus’ ability to deter fraud and suspicious activity.File reports with Adult Protect Services when needed.Identify Fraud Patterns and communicate to Fraud Manager.
Job Function 2: Team Support - 30%Serve as subject matter expert on systems, processes, or regulations.Help identify training needs and assist the Fraud Manager in developing training content and provide one-on-one or group training to the team or other areas of the company.Ability to resolve problems with minimal guidance and make general operational escalation decisions in the absence of the Fraud Manager.Consistently act as a resource to the team and assist on company projects.Ensure processes are covered and service levels are met in Fraud Manager’s absence.Identify, design, and propose efficiencies to streamline processes.Assist others on the team with troubleshooting when complex problems/issues arise.Perform tasks relating to key initiatives within the Fraud department.Assist and/or provide backup coverage on BSA processes as needed.Provide primary and backup coverage on all fraud processes, as needed to keep department responsibilities within service level agreements.Participate in team meetings.Create, update, and maintain written procedures in R&R database.
Job Function 3: Senior Level Support - 30%Recognize the importance of Verafin Updates, analyze the documentation, and propose process changes.Assist with ensuring all Fraud tracking is complete and accurate.Assist with Quality Reviews of junior investigators.Review cases of junior investigators to determine if a case should be closed or SAR created.Assist with Concourse postings as needed on Fraud situations.Report necessary fraud information to 3rd Party vendors.Assist with pulling surveillance video on fraud cases when requested.Trouble shoot data processing issues with Verafin and escalate to Verafin Support.May assist with Verafin model tuning/validation.Manage and process 314(b) collaboration requests.
Job Function 4: Department, System, and Industry Knowledge - 10%Attend all mandatory and field specific training as directed by the performance plan.Expert in maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all systems.Actively pursue continuing education, reading, and self-development to enhance skills.Active member of user groups and network opportunities.Maintain compliance, legal and policy knowledge of required regulations.
Position Requirements:Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and/or 5+ years related financial industry experience.Previous banking or financial services experience required.Minimum 5 years of experience in BSA &/or fraud analytics.Experience using a BSA/AML and Fraud Detection System preferred, such as Verafin or an equivalent system.Possesses investigative and research skills using various systems.Excellent written and verbal skills.Strong computer skills.Time management and organizational skills.Ability to multi-task.
Personal Characteristics:Positive, client-centric attitude.Self-motivated, confident, and eager to take on new challenges.Attention to detail with a strong commitment to quality.Professional appearance and attitude.Commitment to continued learning.Punctual.
Physical Demands - Must be met with or without a reasonable accommodation:Extended periods of time sitting at a desk and using office equipment.Ability to operate a personal computer/laptop for approximately 8 hours per day.Extended time is spent reviewing physical and electronic documents.The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.Periodically, may also do light lifting of supplies and materials which weighs in at approximately 20 lbs.Will spend most of time in an indoor environment.Ability to work outside of normal business hours for testing and project work as needed.
Alerus Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

About the job

In-office position. Only considering candidates who reside in one of these locations: Greater Minneapolis-St.Paul area, MN; Grand Forks, ND or Fargo, ND.
Position Summary:The Senior Fraud Investigator is a valued part of a cohesive team focused on protecting the assets of the bank and its customers. This position is responsible for reviewing transactions for possible fraud and suspicious activity. Investigating cases of fraud by interviewing victims and suspects, obtaining, and reviewing evidence, and determining facts from the information. This position will prepare case summaries, disposition cases and complete SAR’s as required. This position must have the ability to mentor junior level investigators and handle more complex cases escalated by junior staff.
Essential ResponsibilitiesJob Function 1: Identify and Investigate Transactions for Suspicious Activity - 30%Detect and investigate suspicious activity from various fraud alerts, reports, systems. and processes. This may include but not limited to check fraud, deposit fraud, ACH, WIRE, new account fraud, online account takeover, debit card, P2P, etc.Interview victims, witnesses and/or suspects in order to obtain details of incident.Review recommendations for account blocking or other actions as necessary to neutralize loss exposure from the Fraud Investigator I and II.Keep detailed documentation on of the investigations within the Verafin case.Collaborate with other Alerus departments, other financial institutions, law enforcement authorities or customers when researching and resolving suspicious activity.Identify suspicious activities that require a SAR filing and collaborate with the Fraud Manager for filing.Investigate Identity Theft Red Flag reports and document findings.Complete callbacks to customers and/or internal departments regarding ACH and Wire alerts.Educate customers on fraud scams as needed.Complete the required Forgery Affidavit on check fraud cases and upload to Centrix.Determine check fraud liability on cases including any escalated cases from Fraud Investigator I and II. Consult with Fraud Manager on any unusual or more complex check fraud cases.Monitor Online Account opening escalations along with reviewing opened accounts for possible fraud and potential account closures.Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external clients by applying excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills.Make recommendations for revisions that would improve Alerus’ ability to deter fraud and suspicious activity.File reports with Adult Protect Services when needed.Identify Fraud Patterns and communicate to Fraud Manager.
Job Function 2: Team Support - 30%Serve as subject matter expert on systems, processes, or regulations.Help identify training needs and assist the Fraud Manager in developing training content and provide one-on-one or group training to the team or other areas of the company.Ability to resolve problems with minimal guidance and make general operational escalation decisions in the absence of the Fraud Manager.Consistently act as a resource to the team and assist on company projects.Ensure processes are covered and service levels are met in Fraud Manager’s absence.Identify, design, and propose efficiencies to streamline processes.Assist others on the team with troubleshooting when complex problems/issues arise.Perform tasks relating to key initiatives within the Fraud department.Assist and/or provide backup coverage on BSA processes as needed.Provide primary and backup coverage on all fraud processes, as needed to keep department responsibilities within service level agreements.Participate in team meetings.Create, update, and maintain written procedures in R&R database.
Job Function 3: Senior Level Support - 30%Recognize the importance of Verafin Updates, analyze the documentation, and propose process changes.Assist with ensuring all Fraud tracking is complete and accurate.Assist with Quality Reviews of junior investigators.Review cases of junior investigators to determine if a case should be closed or SAR created.Assist with Concourse postings as needed on Fraud situations.Report necessary fraud information to 3rd Party vendors.Assist with pulling surveillance video on fraud cases when requested.Trouble shoot data processing issues with Verafin and escalate to Verafin Support.May assist with Verafin model tuning/validation.Manage and process 314(b) collaboration requests.
Job Function 4: Department, System, and Industry Knowledge - 10%Attend all mandatory and field specific training as directed by the performance plan.Expert in maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all systems.Actively pursue continuing education, reading, and self-development to enhance skills.Active member of user groups and network opportunities.Maintain compliance, legal and policy knowledge of required regulations.
Position Requirements:Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and/or 5+ years related financial industry experience.Previous banking or financial services experience required.Minimum 5 years of experience in BSA &/or fraud analytics.Experience using a BSA/AML and Fraud Detection System preferred, such as Verafin or an equivalent system.Possesses investigative and research skills using various systems.Excellent written and verbal skills.Strong computer skills.Time management and organizational skills.Ability to multi-task.
Personal Characteristics:Positive, client-centric attitude.Self-motivated, confident, and eager to take on new challenges.Attention to detail with a strong commitment to quality.Professional appearance and attitude.Commitment to continued learning.Punctual.
Physical Demands - Must be met with or without a reasonable accommodation:Extended periods of time sitting at a desk and using office equipment.Ability to operate a personal computer/laptop for approximately 8 hours per day.Extended time is spent reviewing physical and electronic documents.The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.Periodically, may also do light lifting of supplies and materials which weighs in at approximately 20 lbs.Will spend most of time in an indoor environment.Ability to work outside of normal business hours for testing and project work as needed.
Alerus Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

About the job

In-office position. Only considering candidates who reside in one of these locations: Greater Minneapolis-St.Paul area, MN; Grand Forks, ND or Fargo, ND.
Position Summary:The Senior Fraud Investigator is a valued part of a cohesive team focused on protecting the assets of the bank and its customers. This position is responsible for reviewing transactions for possible fraud and suspicious activity. Investigating cases of fraud by interviewing victims and suspects, obtaining, and reviewing evidence, and determining facts from the information. This position will prepare case summaries, disposition cases and complete SAR’s as required. This position must have the ability to mentor junior level investigators and handle more complex cases escalated by junior staff.
Essential ResponsibilitiesJob Function 1: Identify and Investigate Transactions for Suspicious Activity - 30%Detect and investigate suspicious activity from various fraud alerts, reports, systems. and processes. This may include but not limited to check fraud, deposit fraud, ACH, WIRE, new account fraud, online account takeover, debit card, P2P, etc.Interview victims, witnesses and/or suspects in order to obtain details of incident.Review recommendations for account blocking or other actions as necessary to neutralize loss exposure from the Fraud Investigator I and II.Keep detailed documentation on of the investigations within the Verafin case.Collaborate with other Alerus departments, other financial institutions, law enforcement authorities or customers when researching and resolving suspicious activity.Identify suspicious activities that require a SAR filing and collaborate with the Fraud Manager for filing.Investigate Identity Theft Red Flag reports and document findings.Complete callbacks to customers and/or internal departments regarding ACH and Wire alerts.Educate customers on fraud scams as needed.Complete the required Forgery Affidavit on check fraud cases and upload to Centrix.Determine check fraud liability on cases including any escalated cases from Fraud Investigator I and II. Consult with Fraud Manager on any unusual or more complex check fraud cases.Monitor Online Account opening escalations along with reviewing opened accounts for possible fraud and potential account closures.Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external clients by applying excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills.Make recommendations for revisions that would improve Alerus’ ability to deter fraud and suspicious activity.File reports with Adult Protect Services when needed.Identify Fraud Patterns and communicate to Fraud Manager.
Job Function 2: Team Support - 30%Serve as subject matter expert on systems, processes, or regulations.Help identify training needs and assist the Fraud Manager in developing training content and provide one-on-one or group training to the team or other areas of the company.Ability to resolve problems with minimal guidance and make general operational escalation decisions in the absence of the Fraud Manager.Consistently act as a resource to the team and assist on company projects.Ensure processes are covered and service levels are met in Fraud Manager’s absence.Identify, design, and propose efficiencies to streamline processes.Assist others on the team with troubleshooting when complex problems/issues arise.Perform tasks relating to key initiatives within the Fraud department.Assist and/or provide backup coverage on BSA processes as needed.Provide primary and backup coverage on all fraud processes, as needed to keep department responsibilities within service level agreements.Participate in team meetings.Create, update, and maintain written procedures in R&R database.
Job Function 3: Senior Level Support - 30%Recognize the importance of Verafin Updates, analyze the documentation, and propose process changes.Assist with ensuring all Fraud tracking is complete and accurate.Assist with Quality Reviews of junior investigators.Review cases of junior investigators to determine if a case should be closed or SAR created.Assist with Concourse postings as needed on Fraud situations.Report necessary fraud information to 3rd Party vendors.Assist with pulling surveillance video on fraud cases when requested.Trouble shoot data processing issues with Verafin and escalate to Verafin Support.May assist with Verafin model tuning/validation.Manage and process 314(b) collaboration requests.
Job Function 4: Department, System, and Industry Knowledge - 10%Attend all mandatory and field specific training as directed by the performance plan.Expert in maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all systems.Actively pursue continuing education, reading, and self-development to enhance skills.Active member of user groups and network opportunities.Maintain compliance, legal and policy knowledge of required regulations.
Position Requirements:Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and/or 5+ years related financial industry experience.Previous banking or financial services experience required.Minimum 5 years of experience in BSA &/or fraud analytics.Experience using a BSA/AML and Fraud Detection System preferred, such as Verafin or an equivalent system.Possesses investigative and research skills using various systems.Excellent written and verbal skills.Strong computer skills.Time management and organizational skills.Ability to multi-task.
Personal Characteristics:Positive, client-centric attitude.Self-motivated, confident, and eager to take on new challenges.Attention to detail with a strong commitment to quality.Professional appearance and attitude.Commitment to continued learning.Punctual.
Physical Demands - Must be met with or without a reasonable accommodation:Extended periods of time sitting at a desk and using office equipment.Ability to operate a personal computer/laptop for approximately 8 hours per day.Extended time is spent reviewing physical and electronic documents.The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.Periodically, may also do light lifting of supplies and materials which weighs in at approximately 20 lbs.Will spend most of time in an indoor environment.Ability to work outside of normal business hours for testing and project work as needed.
Alerus Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

About Company

Alerus (Nasdaq: ALRS) is a commercial wealth bank and national retirement services provider. We deliver diversified financial services including commercial and business banking, consumer banking, mortgage, wealth, and retirement and benefits.With thousands of commercial and consumer clients across our footprint, our experienced team serves a wide range of needs and industries. Our banking and wealth offices are in Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota, the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area, and Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Our retirement and benefits team serves advisors, brokers, employers, and plan participants across the United States. Our purpose to help our clients achieve theirs. Our core values — Passion for Excellence, Success is Never Final, Do the Right Thing, One Alerus — guide our mission to deliver holistic advice and exceptional service to our clients to help them achieve their financial goals.Through our employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), our team members are also company owners and have a vested interest in our clients’ success. With roots tracing back to 1879, we are a highly diversified company with a long-tenured history and commitment to serving our communities. We consistently receive recognition as a great place to work and do business, and we continuously strive to be a preferred employer and business partner.Preferred SBA LenderMember FDICEqual Housing LenderEqual Opportunity EmployerInvestment products are not FDIC insured, not guaranteed, and may lose value.

Total Employees

751

Company 2-Year Growth

0%

Median Employee Tenure

6.3 years

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