Presenting International Investigations at the ACFE Conference in Toronto, Canada

Presenting at the ACFE Fraud Conference in Toronto, CanadaAdhering to best practices in planning and conducting investigations is always crucial, but certain factors—such as team considerations, security, travel, and legal and regulatory issues—require additional attention when investigations span multiple jurisdictions. In this session, participants will discuss critical steps in the planning stage of international investigations that are often overlooked. Additionally, they will also explore a framework to chronologically walk through the best practices of conducting international investigations.You Will Learn How To:Implement best practices in planning and conducting international investigationsOvercome common challenges in international investigationsLevel: Intermediate Recommended Prerequisite: Basic knowledge about the steps in a fraud examination Field of Study: Specialized… Read More

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New Fraud Mitigation Study Issued by LexisNexis

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Fraud Mitigation Study 2017LexisNexis Risk Solutions has issued their annual Fraud Mitigation Study. Goals of ResearchLexisNexis® Risk Solutions commissioned its annual Fraud Mitigation Study to gauge trends and patterns related to fraud within several different industry sectors and government. Objectives of the 2017 study were to: 1) Determine the extent to which fraud extends into more than one industry.  For example, in an insurance investigation, evidence may exist that the  potential perpetrator also committed benefits fraud, financial fraud, etc. 2) Examine trends related to different types of fraud, including fraud resulting  from stolen identities. 3) Explore the extent to which fraud mitigation professionals rely on external  data and… Read More

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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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Mouse movement as a lie indicator

A recent journal article from PLOS University in Italy examined detecting lies through indicators in mouse movement. Authors Merylin Monaro, Luciano Gamberini, & Giuseppe Sartori collaborated on the paper entitled “The detection of faked identity using unexpected questions and mouse dynamics” (May 18, 2017).   Abstract The detection of faked identities is a major problem in security. Current memory-detection techniques cannot be used as they require prior knowledge of the respondent’s true identity. Here, we report a novel technique for detecting faked identities based on the use of unexpected questions that may be used to check the respondent identity without any prior autobiographical information. While truth-tellers respond automatically to unexpected questions,… Read More

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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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FraudCast – Bank Statement Review Automation

Bank statement review automation. Join us on this episode of FraudCast as we discuss this with Sam Bobley, CEO of Ocrolus. We answer questions such as: How can bank statement review be automated? What is OCR? What differentiates Ocrolus from traditional OCR solutions? What value does Ocrolus technology deliver? Who are Ocrolus’s customers? How does Ocrolus price its products? And much more. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Qo_V_RvCEyE    

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Employers can use FBI database for real-time background checks

New video from PBS NEWSHOUR highlighting how: “Employers enrolled in federal and state “Rap Back” programs receive ongoing, real-time updates about their employees even after they are hired. They can keep tabs on things like encounters with law enforcement, even if those actions do not result in arrests, according to a report by The Intercept by Ava Kofman. Kofman joins Hari Sreenivasan with more details.” Video duration: 5:57  |  Aired: 02/04/2017  |  Rating: NR Link to the video: http://www.pbs.org/video/2365949861/ Related articles Babcock, E. (2016, December 15). Next Generation Identification (NGI) – Rap Back Service. Department of Justice Privacy Impact Assessment. United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Retrieved from https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/pia-ngi-rap-back-service.pdf/view  … Read More

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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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