Typically, Errata will not publish such an article without proof that can be shared with our readers. In this case, verification was done via phone by SJ, a volunteer helping the Errata team, and a trusted source. Based on Evans' history of lying about certifications, we are publishing this article in good faith to our readers.
Courtesy of SJ, it appears that Gregory D. Evans' claims of being a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) are false. Currently, Evans has made this claim on his LinkedIn profile, Black Experts Profile, LIGATT Security About Page and Amazon Author Bio. Screenshots are included below in case any of these sites are edited shortly after the release of this article. (Click image to enlarge)
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), their online directory does not list a "Gregory D. Evans" (or reasonable variants). The closest match is a Mr. Gregg H. Evans in Syracuse, NY, working for a different company. In case their database is incomplete, mail was sent to the ACFE to further verify he does not hold this certification. A representative of the ACFE replied to SJ, asked him to call for verification. On the phone call, the representative positively confirmed that Gregory D. Evans does not hold a CFE certification, but would rather not have their name published.
From: Steve (sxxx[at]hotmail.com) To: memberservices[at]acfe.com Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:06:09 -0500 Subject: Request Verification of CFE Certification for Gregory D. Evans I am requesting verification from your organization to determine if a Mr. Gregory D. Evans has attained the CFE certification. I performed a search via your website, but was unable to determine if this individual had acquired your CFE certification. Can you confirm whether or not you have granted this certification to this individual? Below is the additional information I have for this person: Gregory D. Evans Ligatt Security 6050 Peachtree Pkwy Norcross, GA 30092. Regards, Steve
From: [redacted] To: Steve (sxxx[at]hotmail.com) Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 07:40:33 -0500 Subject: RE: Request Verification of CFE Certification for Gregory D. Evans Mr. [name], I will be more than happy to assist you. Please call 800-245-3321 to verify membership or you may submit a release form via email. Best regards, [redacted] Lead Member Services Representative Association of Certified Fraud Examiners World Headquarters ? The Gregor Building 716 West Avenue ? Austin, TX 78701 Tel: +1 512-478-9000 Fax: +1 512-478-9297 Email: [redacted] Earn CPE credits quickly with ACFE Online Self-Study courses. Get valuable anti-fraud training anytime, from anywhere you have Internet access, with online grading and printable certificates. Visit ACFE.com/online-self-study to learn more.