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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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….
Ten years ago the economy hit a recession and businesses across countless industries suffered. While the hurting economy was apparent to all, one of the more discrete and surprising consequences came in the form of increased business fraud across many industries. A number of explanations can be attributed to this….
In 2018 and moving forward, cyber risk is undoubtedly amongst your company’s most prominent threats. On top of the fact that cybercrimes are rising, the changing landscape of their nature makes combating these threats exceedingly challenging. In fact, strategies to protect against cyber threats are considerably different than they were….
In today’s financial landscape, the economic effects of fraud across the world is monumental. While there have been massive developments in new tools to counter fraud, particularly in the last two decades, the presence of corruption in the corporate world is still pervasive. In fact, new reports suggest that fraud….
While the forensic accounting profession has technically been around since the early 1900s, the evolution of the industry has been drastically transformed in light of progress in the economy, society, and technology. This progression has opened the doors to the massive importance of forensic accounting investigations in all types of….
Forensic accountants are required to maintain a specialized skill set of auditing expertise, education, and training. Combining accounting and analytical talents with financial proficiency and a strong moral compass, a forensic accountant plays a critical role in both litigation support and investigations. First and foremost, a forensic accountant must maintain….
Fraud detection is becoming more and more important as the business world leans heavily on technology and an influx of data. In recent years, fraud attempts have increased dramatically, thus calling for a fraud detection system that is widespread, efficient, and effective in the workplace. Business owners, boards of directors,….
The accounting industry as a whole must continually evolve and progress in order to keep up with the changing demands and needs of the individuals and businesses in which they serve. Relatively speaking, forensic accounting is a fairly new profession. As society, the economy, technology, and relevant legislation shifts, forensic….
Fraud is defined as “any intentional act or omission designed to deceive others, resulting in the victim suffering a loss and/or the perpetrator achieving a gain”, based on a report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) entitled Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide. Every organization,….