Our management and consulting teams at IFTG are comprised of experienced full-time professionals. Average tenure of our executive management team is in excess of thirty (30) years within the industry. We employ only those individuals who have demonstrated excellent proficiency within the professions of Insurance, Banking, Investigations, Cybercrime, Ethics, Risk Management, Compliance, Claims Administration and System Administration.
Mr. Wharton is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the International Fraud Training Group (IFTG) an International provider of insurance fraud training and consulting. Mr. Wharton has over twenty-five years in the insurance fraud industry holding positions as a Field Investigator, Fraud Manager, Legal Liaison, VP of Investigations and Training, Director of Regulatory Compliance, Consultant and Business Owner. Mr. Wharton has an International Business degree, along with minors in Criminology and Economics from Florida State University. He maintains a professional designation as a Fraud Claims Law Specialist (FCLS), Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI) and the Insurance Fraud Certification (IFC). Mr. Wharton is a member of the Coalition against Insurance Fraud in Washington DC. Mr. Wharton has 13 years Law Enforcement experience as a detective with the Fort Lauderdale, Florida Police Department in the street level investigative unit.
Mr. Wharton is an internationally recognized speaker who has conducted lectures and training seminars throughout the insurance and SIU communities worldwide. He is an accredited instructor in all 50 U.S. States for insurance adjusters, agents, underwriters and investigators, speaking on the topics of insurance fraud and investigations. He has authored & developed over 500 presentations on all topics of insurance, insurance fraud and investigations.
Mr. Wharton consults insurance companies and third party administrators on the development of their fraud management programs. Mr. Wharton has expanded his knowledge into the health care and medical training industry, partnering with major medical facilities to provide healthcare training as well as healthcare fraud training here in the U.S and internationally.
Dr. Michael Skiba, also known as Dr. Fraud, is an international consultant/expert on financial crime and has been referred to as one of the top crime fighters in the world. He worked in the fraud industry for 22 years (investigator, analyst, and Vice President International Counter Fraud) and for the last six years has worked in every international region as a consultant, trainer, and speaker on fraud. International governments, private companies, and colleges (including the FBI and The White House), call upon him to speak and offer training on his global expertise including recent engagements in South Africa, Brazil, Malaysia, and the Nordics.
He has also been a professor for 17 years and is currently the Department Chair at Colorado State University Global where he oversees the Criminal Justice Programs including specializations in Financial Crime and Cybercrime. He is a Staff Consultant for the United Nations Department of Drugs and Crime and holds an MBA and a PhD with a research focus on economic crime. He is highly sought after in the media and can be seen weekly in many media outlets including NBC, CBS, FOX, Bloomberg, and SiriusXM and his monthly talk show on KRDO Colorado “Fraud Fireside Chat”. He is an instructor for the ATF (U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) and an accomplished author that has published over 300 articles on fraud and financial crimes, including a groundbreaking book entitled " The Psychology of Fraud", which explores the mind of the fraudster. He is also the producer and host of DFTV, a TV series focused on investigating international scams. www.drfraud.org.
Dr. Fraud draws on his 30 years of international experience in fraud, financial crimes and as a professor and researcher to deliver premier education and learning platforms for organizations. Dr. Fraud has the unique ability to deliver deep level content of topic areas and then balance that content with exciting and engaging learning platforms.
IFTG has operated in 96 countries (and counting!), thus, we have vast global experience working in all markets and cultures. We truly are the #1 global resource!
9030 Bellhurst Way Suite 124
West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
P.O. Box 128
Wynantskill, N.Y 12198
Brunei House, 3rd Floor
Witu Road off Lusaka Road
P.O. Box 16481-00100
72 Faraday Street
Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053
#630, 2nd Floor, West End Marj, Lane # 3
Kohinoor Enclave, Saidulla Jab
New Delhi - 110 030 India
Insurance Institute of India
G Block, Plot No. C-46,
Bandra - Kurla Complex, Bandra (East),
Mumbai - 400 051.
Blvd Cuauhtemoc 2331 Int 3 Col. Marron Tijuana BC. Mexico 22015
+1 888 884 6284
P.O. Box 7778 Riyadh 11494
Kingdon of Saudi Arabia
+96 655 4614411
Tewkesbury Business Park, Oakfield Close
Tewkesbury, Glos - GL20 *SD
The IFTG is a recognized leader in the financial crimes industry. We are committed to being the preferred outsourced solution, exceeding customer expectations through long-term partnership programs that create intrinsic value. We provide superior consulting and training services and take a results-oriented approach, with a focus on operational efficiencies and cost containment.
All IFTG employees, agents, or business partners must perform in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in conformity with applicable law. Under no circumstances may the parties directly or indirectly engage in any corrupt or illegal practice including, without limitation, bribery, kickbacks, or payoffs.
We employ the highest standards of business ethics and personal integrity in dealing with customers, employees, and the public. Sound ethical practices are never compromised.
We are committed to excellence in every aspect of our business - in our products, services, and human relations. Continuous improvement is our way of life. We maintain a dynamic growth - and profit-oriented environment that promotes teamwork and encourages individual initiative.
We expand our reach by encouraging creativity and innovation. We embrace and drive change, viewing it as an opportunity. We keep an open mind to new possibilities, while realizing that building client confidence and empowering our employees and partners are key to our success.
We treat all clients, employees, suppliers, and business associates with respect and dignity. We welcome ideas and suggestions, as we promise to listen carefully and respond thoughtfully. We care about every customer, and build relationships that endure. We value diversity. We provide our employees with the opportunity to grow and achieve.
We take pride in our products, our services, and the way we conduct our business on a daily basis. Although our style is informal, we place a very high value on professionalism.