My name is Mike Tchirkow. As fraud manager for Giftcards.com, it is my responsibility to oversee all aspects of fraud prevention occurring with the company and its affiliates. I am also responsible for detecting and preventing money laundering activities arising from the sale of open-loop, closed-loop and reloadable prepaid products.
Assisting others in the understanding and prevention of fraud is of great interest to me. As such, my articles will span various topics relating to fraud prevention, current fraud trends, and what we can all do to protect ourselves.
My educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology as well as a master’s degree in criminology. Furthermore, I am a Certified Fraud Examiner and member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. In my free time I enjoy playing ice hockey, reading books, and amateur watchmaking.