Could You Spot a Deep Fake Video?

Could You Spot a Deep Fake Video?

In the summer of 2017, researchers from the University of Washington presented technology they developed that combined realistic lip-synched video of former U.S. President Barack Obama with preexisting video and audio clips. In doing so, they birthed deep fakes, a phenomenon which has gone on to cause consternation among national security figures and, generally, creep a lot of people out.

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5 Infamous Fraud Cases Throughout the Centuries

5 Infamous Fraud Cases Throughout the Centuries

While the internet serves as a large platform for a considerable number of scams, fraudsters have always been able to find creative outlets for their schemes, long before the advent of modern technology. The names Charles Ponzi and Victor Lustig may be well known among audiences tuned in to the history of con men, but here are stories of lesser known swindlers, going as far back as the fourth century B.C.

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Air Force Secretary Scams Government Out of $1.4 Million Using Simple Fraud Method

Air Force Secretary Scams Government Out of $1.4 Million Using Simple Fraud Method

Michelle Holt sent shock waves through a Virginia courtroom in December when, immediately after pleading guilty to scamming the federal government out of $1.4 million, she walked over and hugged the federal prosecutor who had just filed computer fraud and theft of government property charges against her. In a sensational case that has left many people stunned, Holt was found to have bolstered her paychecks with false overtime, holiday and sick pay over a period of 17 years while working for the United States Air Force.

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Boosting Internal Controls: 4 Ways to Protect Your Company In the New Year

Boosting Internal Controls: 4 Ways to Protect Your Company In the New Year

According to the ACFE, a lack of effective internal controls are the primary contributing factor in nearly one-third of fraud cases. Why is this? For many companies, the issue stems from the effort it takes to change set processes. Boosting internal controls isn’t difficult, but it does involve taking time to reassess company procedures. For smaller businesses, the challenge often lies in the lack of resources or staff.  

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Key Findings from the 2018 Report to the Nations: Government Edition

Key Findings from the 2018 Report to the Nations: Government Edition

In April 2018, the ACFE released the 2018 Report to the Nations, which provided a global analysis of the costs and effects of occupational fraud (i.e., fraud committed against the organization by its own officers, directors, or employees). The report highlighted the tremendous impact occupational fraud has on organizations throughout the world. In a new sub-report, we now focus more closely on how occupational fraud impacts the government sector.

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