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 – 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 – 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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FraudCast – Cloud Computing

The other day I was at a client site assisting them with building their global antifraud program. While there, I realized they did not have a process for back-up related to employees who travelled. They had a robust system-level process for backing up desktops and laptops while they were actively connected to their network. However, there was no process in place (manual or otherwise) to back-up the data on employee’s laptops when they were travelling and thus not connected to the organization’s network. Many of the thousands of people who travelled would be in the field (yes, sometimes an actual field near a tiny village in the jungle) for weeks… Read More

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Cell Phone Forensics

Your company can benefit from the new technology advances in cell phone forensics. Watch this short video for just a few of the ways cell phone forensics can help you with your fraud management program.

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Mortgage Fraud and the Illegal Property Flipping Scheme

Mortgage Fraud

The following are companion documents and images for the book entitled Mortgage Fraud and the Illegal Property Flipping Scheme: A Case Study of United States v. Quintero-Lopez. ABSTRACT Mortgage fraud has been described as “a form of bank robbery where the bank is not even aware it has been robbed until months or years later.” Within the United States, an estimated $14 billion (0.66% of all loans) in fraudulent loans were originated in 2009 alone. In United States v. Quintero-Lopez, 15 defendants were indicted on 70 counts in the Southern District of Florida for a mortgage fraud scheme involving 16 fraudulent loans totaling $6 million in disbursements. This case study examines over 3… Read More

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Personalized Statistical Fraud Risk Report

The objective of the report is to provide a tool for management to adequately create a strategy to mitigate, avoid, accept, or transfer fraud risk. A detailed set of analysis is performed so as to be a roadmap for management to take action to address the risk for fraud by providing:

* Visibility into the organization’s fraud risk;

* An understanding of fraud risk by department and scheme;

* Prioritization of antifraud efforts;

* Ability to quantify impact and likelihood for COSO Enterprise Risk Management (ERM); and

* Benchmark for Key Risk Indicators (KRIs).

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