2018 World Cup in Russia Could Spur Next Wave of Financial Fraud Attacks

2018 World Cup in Russia Could Spur Next Wave of Financial Fraud Attacks

In less than a month’s time, the biggest global extravaganza will kick off in Russia. Thirty-two national teams will fight for the top spot in the 2018 Football World Cup. FIFA estimates that more than $5.7 billion in revenue will be generated from the showpiece event, and that more than a million tourists are expected to travel to Russia. This event will indeed be a good time for more than 3.2 billion fans worldwide, but it will also be a potentially lucrative time for fraudsters.

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CFE Describes Fighting a Culture of Corruption

CFE Describes Fighting a Culture of Corruption

Hossam El Shaffei, CFE, has been interested in fighting fraud since first seeing normalized bribery occur in his native Middle East. Currently a partner specializing in risk advisory services at RSM Consulting, he has more than 35 years of global and regional work experience in multinational organizations such as the United Nations and United States Agency for International Development. El Shaffei also established ACFE chapters in Egypt and Jordan and recently became an Authorised Trainer for the CFE Exam Review Course in Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.

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The 6 Most Common Behavioral Red Flags of Fraud

The 6 Most Common Behavioral Red Flags of Fraud

Tim Harvey, CFE, head of global chapter development for the ACFE, recently shared a story with me about a networking event he held for the U.K. Chapter called "Find a Fraudster." The objective of the event was to move around the room and network with as many people as possible all the while trying to identify a fraudster in the room.

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Using Social Media Network Analysis to Detect Bank Application Fraud

Using Social Media Network Analysis to Detect Bank Application Fraud

As of April 2018, the global population is 7.6 billion and 4.2 billion of us reportedly use the internet. There are 3.3 billion active social media users, which means that 70% of people using the internet also have one or more social media accounts. This number is expected to increase to 90% in the next three years. As a fraud analytics professional, this tells me the majority of people who have access to the internet may also be trackable on social media.

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4 Resources to Help You Prepare for the GDPR

4 Resources to Help You Prepare for the GDPR

According to the regulation’s detailed website full of helpful tips and background information, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. But, as i-Sight’s Dawn Lomer recently pointed out, fewer than half of the companies recently surveyed were prepared for the regulation that comes into effect May 25.

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