Presenting Research at the ASC Conference

American Society of Criminology research presentationMy research paper Investigative Challenges of Fraud in Microfinance Institutions has been selected for presentation during the American Society of Criminology (ASC) annual conference in Philadelphia, PA. It is a great honor to have my research included in such a conference. I am grateful for the opportunity. This paper is the culmination of pioneer research as it is the first time the topic has been covered in an academic setting by any college or university. It is my hope that the presentation will highlight not only the findings critical to microfinance institutions and the broader community of businesses and aid foundations operating in developing countries,… Read More

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FraudCast – Identity Theft Resource Center

Meet Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss identity theft with Eva. We answer questions such as: What is the scope of identity theft? What are the impacts of identity theft on the victim? How does ITRC work with the victims to alleviate these burdens? What can we do to help with awareness and prevention for identity theft? And much more. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Kz-1Vf0A-hM Also see: * Call for Subject Matter Experts to become a guest speaker on FraudCast. * Helpful Speaker Tips for step by step instructions on the interview process.  

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FraudCast – Trends in Data Analytics for Fraud

Trends in Data Analytics for Fraud. Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss this with Steve Pesklo, President, Softlake Solutions. We answer questions such as: How can you use data analytics in fraud investigations? What is the best approach when initiating a data analysis investigation? What are the latest trends in data analytics? What should you look for when using data analytics for fraud? What are some example case studies for data analytics? And much more. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/khmF_KKi0bk Also see: * Call for Subject Matter Experts to become a guest speaker on FraudCast. * Helpful Speaker Tips for step by step instructions on the interview process.  

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New COSO Guidance

There is new guidance just released on fraud risk management for COSO principle 8 and the full COSO framework. [Excerpt from the ACFE Forum] We are excited to announce the publication of the new Fraud Risk Management Guide, a resource jointly sponsored by COSO and the ACFE. This guide is an update to the previously released ACFE/IIA/AICPA publication, Managing the Business Risk of Fraud, and is designed to build on both COSO principle 8 and the full COSO Internal Control–Integrated Framework as a foundation for a comprehensive fraud risk management program. The Executive Summary of the guide is attached to this post. We’ve also created a website (ACFE.com/fraudrisktools) that provides interactive tools and other resources… Read More

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FraudCast – FCPA Compliance and Translation Considerations

FCPA Compliance & Translation Considerations Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss this with Jay Rosen, VP of Legal & Corporate Language Solutions at Merrill Brink International, a United Language Group company. We answer questions such as: Where do translation services fit into the non-English language investigation protocol? How do most organizations attempt to deal with non-English language data? How should a global organization with potential risk exposure go about finding and vetting a qualified Language Solutions Provider (LSP)? And much more. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/-HsfrDixGZ8   Also see: Call for Subject Matter Experts to become a guest speaker on FraudCast. Helpful Speaker Tips for step by step instructions on… Read More

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FraudCast – Blockchain Technology for Compliance and Managing Risk (Part 2)

Blockchain Technology for Compliance and Managing Risk (Part 2)   Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss blockchain technology for compliance and managing risk with Ian Worrall, CEO of Encrypted Labs. We answer questions such as: How did you get started? How do you address people being skeptical about robots? Regulatory concerns? Private and/or government? And much more. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Uw4gsd4z-pQ   Also see: Unlocking Economic Advantage with Blockchain: A guide for asset managers (J.P. Morgan, 2016) PDF Call for Subject Matter Experts to become a guest speaker on FraudCast. Helpful Speaker Tips for step by step instructions on the interview process.

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FraudCast – Auto Fraud

Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss fraud in the automotive industry with Todd Wolf, Vehicle Theft Investigator of the California Highway Patrol. We answer questions such as: Why is auto fraud an issue? Who are the victims in auto fraud scams? What are some of the red flags for auto fraud? How can you protect yourself from auto fraud? And much more.

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FraudCast – Blockchain Technology for Compliance and Managing Risk

Blockchain Technology for Compliance and Managing Risk   Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss blockchain technology for compliance and managing risk with Ian Worrall, CEO of Encrypted Labs. We answer questions such as: What is Blockchain Technology? How can it be used to reduce systemic Fraud? What is the competitive advantage of BigchainDB? And much more. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/8m9RblWfORM   Also see: Unlocking Economic Advantage with Blockchain: A guide for asset managers (J.P. Morgan, 2016) PDF Call for Subject Matter Experts to become a guest speaker on FraudCast. Helpful Speaker Tips for step by step instructions on the interview process.

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Fraud Risk Assessment

Specializing in antifraud for INSIDER THREAT & FRAUD MANAGEMENT. The first step in effective fraud management is the Fraud Risk Assessment. It provides much more than the inputs required for a risk-based annual audit plan. The results of the evaluation begin the process to allow for the determination of risk appetite, tolerance levels (+/- %), key risk indicators (KRIs), identification of anomalies, and the development of predefined management actions and communication strategy in response to exception reporting. Benefits of the fraud risk assessment include: Visibility into the organization’s fraud risk; Understanding of the risks by department and scheme; Prioritize antifraud efforts and allocate resources effectively by focusing on the risks… Read More

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FraudCast – ROI for Compliance

What is the ROI for compliance and fraud prevention programs? Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss compliance and fraud prevention programs with Susan Walberg, Vice President & National Director of Compliance at Kohler Healthcare Inc. We answer questions such as: Why is the ROI for compliance and fraud prevention programs even a discussion? What keeps people from building a program? What are the costs and benefits? How can you keep the budget realistic given all of the risks? And much more. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Q6V-WMvzaKc   Also see: Call for Subject Matter Experts to become a guest speaker on FraudCast. Helpful Speaker Tips for step by step instructions on the interview process. Reputation… Read More

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