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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Beyond Bitcoin: The Utility of Blockchain Technology

Beyond Bitcoin: The Utility of Blockchain Technology

One of the most exciting technological innovations to emerge from the development of cryptocurrencies is blockchain — or distributed ledger — technology. Blockchain is essentially a decentralized ledger or database maintained across a network of computers. Anyone with access to the network can view the database, which is updated across all connected devices, rather than being maintained at a central location.

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Sports Gambling Fraud Risks Will Require Creativity to Combat

Sports Gambling Fraud Risks Will Require Creativity to Combat

Following a Supreme Court decision on May 14 that will allow states to determine the legality of sports gambling within their jurisdictions, more questions than answers emerged about the ruling’s implications across the country. As individual states determine whether or how they will accommodate sports gambling, fraud risks related to the industry should be at or near the top of the list of considerations for all involved.

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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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