When it comes to the IRS, tax fraud is one of its biggest and most urgent concerns. Launched in 2020, the IRS established the Office of Fraud Enforcement (OFE) is order to focus more strategically on combating tax fraud. Fraud detection has long troubled the IRS, so the OFE serves….
With cryptocurrency on the rise, even invading the NBA with the rename of the Staples Center to Crypto.com Arena, the use of cryptocurrencies are becoming commonplace in lives of Americans. Cryptocurrency, or just a digital currency that can be used to buy goods and services, has created a need for….
With less resources to dedicate to cyber security attacks, small businesses are especially vulnerable to these threats. According to the National Small Business Association, one in five small businesses will face a cyber security attack, with the average attack costing a business $9,000. Unfortunately, the majority of small businesses do….
What Was the Enron Scandal? At one point in history, Enron was one of the most powerful companies in the United States. The Houston, Texas based energy company was applauded for its expansions and ambitious projects, earning the title of “America’s Most Innovative Company” by Fortune for six consecutive years….
From financial statement fraud to cybercrimes, and many other types of fraud in between, 2021 and beyond is likely to see a rise in fraud reaching nearly every industry. The pandemic has laid the foundation for fraud to run rampant, creating an environment where fraudulent activity will increase due to….
While every business valuation is different, struggling businesses do face unique challenges during the evaluation process. There is no one magic formula to decide the value of a company, these numbers are based on both qualitative and quantitative factors, which is further complicated by a failing company. A distressed company….
No company, big or small, is completely immune from cyber security threats. This current day and age, marked by the booming popularity of e-commerce, means that business owners and individuals rely on computers for everyday communication, sales, banking and more. Unfortunately, fraud can hit small businesses much harder than large….
As a business owner, choosing how to handle your finances is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, decisions you can make. There are many things to consider when choosing between hiring an accounting firm versus using an accounting software. There are benefits of both options so here are….
In a broad sense, a financial crime is defined as any type of crime that results in financial benefit to the criminal(s) involved. Financial crimes are carried out by organizations or individuals who seek economic advancement via illegal tactics. Regulatory bodies throughout the world are constantly developing new strategies to….
While it may seem counterintuitive, small and medium sized businesses are far more exposed to the prospect of fraud than large organizations. Approximately 5 percent of annual revenue is lost to internal fraud each year, according to research from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Unfortunately, many businesses focus….