Any business, no matter the size or scope, has a potential risk of fraud. In fact, according to the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), small businesses are actually the most vulnerable to fraud. According to a study published in 2002, the smallest business organizations, those with less than 100….
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In times of crisis and economic downturn, fraud tends to run rampant. Since COVID-19 began, the combination of health and financial threats laid the foundation for opportunistic fraudsters, those people who are looking to take advantage of a vulnerable market and a vulnerable population. From the global economy to individual….
While business fraud is prevalent amongst companies of all sizes, larger organizations are less susceptible to fraud compared to small and mid-sized businesses. On top of that, small and mid-sized businesses have a much tougher time recovering from fraud compared to large organizations. In fact, the ACFE (Association of Certified….
At first glance, something like payroll fraud may seem insignificant and limited in scope. When it comes to employee theft, most small business owners think about little things like stealing from the supply room to get a few extra pens and post-it pads. The reality, however, is that payroll fraud….
While forensic accounting may be considered a fairly new profession in the grand scheme of things, its roots can be found many centuries ago. Today, we think of forensic accounting in terms of glamour and glitz – the high profile divorce, the scandalous business dealings, the shareholder disputes, and so….
For all of the spotlight that cybersecurity has received over the last several years, there are still an alarming number of businesses consistently failing to protect their data. Even worse, when these organizations ignore the threat of a cyberattack they are also putting their clients’ data at risk. In the….
Business owners handle headaches that come in many forms – from staffing issues to internal strategy and from competitive climate to external market trends, the list is seemingly never-ending. One headache that a business owner hopes to never deal with is fraud. Unfortunately, business fraud is far more common than….
From finance to business to legal issues, the role of a forensic accountant stretches further than many people realize. Sure, the $360 billion hit the economy takes each year due to corporate fraud gets most of the attention, but the reality is that forensic accounting weaves its way into a….
The various types of fraud and corruption seen in today’s work environment range significantly, thus posing a unique challenge to identifying these threats in the first place. From asset misappropriation to data theft, from payroll fraud to vendor fraud, and from accounting fraud to bribery, detecting fraud and corruption in….
From online stores to brick-and-mortar establishments, the holiday season is unfortunately a time where fraud tends to increase. For example, last year alone e-commerce CNP (card not present) fraud was up 22% during the holidays. So, business owners should be prepared for similar threats in 2018. In general, cyberattacks seem….