Investigating Elder Fraud: Where to Begin

Investigating Elder Fraud: Where to Begin

While millennials are more likely to fall victim to fraud than seniors, the financial losses they suffer are less than half of those suffered by seniors — $400 versus $1,092, respectively — with an annual loss by seniors of approximately $3 billion. The reason for the loss discrepancy: the financial stability of many elderly citizens and the types of frauds perpetrated against them. 

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7 Compliance Program Needs for the Coming Year

7 Compliance Program Needs for the Coming Year

Compliance seems to be everyone's business, since, for many firms, it involves managing financial crime, money laundering and cyber risks. This means compliance has to be offensive as well as defensive. Given this increased area of responsibility and scope, here are seven ways to have an effective compliance program.

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The 1MBD Scandal Moves Apace

The 1MBD Scandal Moves Apace

“The name of the game — moving the money from your client’s pocket to your pocket,” said actor Matthew McConaughey, playing fraudster Mark Hannah in the Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street. The irony of this quote is not lost on the people of Malaysia.

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Integrity Is More Than a Robust Code of Conduct

Integrity Is More Than a Robust Code of Conduct

We all know this well-worn concept: An organization’s reputation takes years to develop, but it can collapse overnight if it didn’t originally possess integrity from the top down. “It took 160 years for Siemens to build a reputation and only five minutes to ruin it,” said Dr. Andreas Pohlmann, the former chief compliance officer of Siemens, at the 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in June. A little ill-gotten profit means nothing if a business has to close its bank accounts when it goes belly up.

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