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Expense Reimbursement Schemes

Expense reimbursements. In our world, we call it "low hanging fruit." In other words, if we are asked to look into allegations of fraud, we always ask for the suspect's expense reimbursements, too. It is not unusual to find additional fraud in plain sight on employee...

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Good Guys vs. Bad Guys

This article was originally published in Fraud Magazine - March/April 2015 issue.   “I love getting bad guys — I think that would be so funto do with you!” said the prospective job applicant sitting across from me. I’d just asked her why she would want to come to work...

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Taking the leap to start your business

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to start your own fraud examination practice? To be your own boss? To be free to take the reins on a case? Perhaps you’re already a self-employed fraud examiner, and you’re looking for ideas on how to find balance in your...

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Confirming Cash Receipts

Whether you or your clients receive payments from customers via cash or check there are several good controls to keep in mind to ensure all of your money makes it to the bank! Too often we hear "We only go to the bank once a week because we only collect payments in...

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Combating Fraud

Want more tips to prevent fraud? We've got them! The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) has published simple steps any organization can take to identify and effectively manage potentially costly fraud losses: 1. Be proactive.  Establish and maintain...

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The Fraud Triangle

People often ask about the "basics" of internal fraud. Why it happens and what can be done to prevent it. The easiest way to show this is the Fraud Triangle....   What is Fraud? Occupational fraud is the use of one's occupation for unauthorized personal gain through...

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