Traveling on Business? Take Identity Protection Steps

Traveling on Business? Take Identity Protection Steps

When traveling, you might be opening yourself up to new tactics of identity theft without even realizing it. With everything from hotel rooms to public Wi-Fi being a risk, it is important to stay on your toes when you’re away from home – whether for business or leisure. Even the most diligent of people can fall victim to a scam or make the wrong move, which can result in identity theft.

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Join the ACFE and Forensic Strategic Solutions for #fraudconfchat

Join the ACFE and Forensic Strategic Solutions for #fraudconfchat

Attention, fraud fighters! To celebrate the 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, we invite you to join us and Forensic Strategic Solutions (FSS) for an upcoming Twitter chat. Our topic is “30 Years of Fighting Fraud.” We’ll discuss how the anti-fraud profession has evolved over the past 30 years and how fraud fighters have stepped up during that time. We hope to see you there with your own stories and experiences to share.

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DOJ Issues New Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs

DOJ Issues New Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs

In April 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued new guidance designed to assist federal prosecutors in evaluating corporate compliance programs. In criminal cases, prosecutors will use the new guidance to determine whether a company’s compliance program was adequate and effective. This determination is important because companies can receive more lenient treatment if they had an effective compliance program in place at the time of the offense.

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What We Can Learn From a $5 Million-Dollar Agricultural Cooperative Fraud

What We Can Learn From a $5 Million-Dollar Agricultural Cooperative Fraud

One of my colleagues from the Agri-Business department of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, knowing my interest in fraud examination, forwarded me an article about a $5 million-dollar fraud that occurred at a Minnesota agricultural cooperative. Published in the online magazine Successful Farming, author Laurie Bedord does a fine job outlining how coop manager, Jerry Hennessey, carried out the crime that lasted over the last 15 years, his motivation for the crime as well as what systems of internal control where lacking that allowed the fraud to be committed in the first place.

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Must Be Fraud on the Brain

Must Be Fraud on the Brain

Have you bought your tickets for Rihanna’s 2019 tour? Trick question: though fans have speculated that the pop star will announce a new album soon, the singer has given no indication of a 2019 tour. Some entertainment industry scammers, however, recently attempted to extort millions of dollars from investors to fund fake concerts by celebrities Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars.

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