Jul 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Fireworks of Fraud

On the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve, we buy fireworks to celebrate the holidays. It's fun for the whole family. Some enjoy throwing small snap pops to the ground, while others enjoy lighting smaller firecrackers to set off small blasts, and everyone loves watching the colors explode in the night sky. It's amazing that I am not deathly afraid of fireworks.

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Topics: Fraud & Compliance, Fraud, Anti-Fraud, Fraud Prevention

Jul 12, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Jessica’s Lessons Learned at the 2017 ACFE Global Fraud Conference

In today’s world and in this line of work, I often wonder whether I am the only person who really cares about fighting for integrity and holding people accountable for their actions. So I was super excited to attend my first ACFE Global Fraud Conference last month and be surrounded for several days by over 3,000 fraud fighting professionals. How refreshing! With a conference theme of “Where Heroes Unite,” I couldn’t help but be proud that what I do every day somehow makes a difference. Here are a few of my insights from the weeklong conference:

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Topics: Fraud, ACFE

Jun 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Key Takeaways from the 28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference

The ACFE’s Global Fraud Conference is the best place I’ve found to gain technical knowledge, which helps me develop ideas related to recognizing emerging future fraud risks. It also provides me with a boost of positive energy to fuel my passion to fight fraud. The following are key takeaways from this year’s conference:

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Topics: Fraud, ACFE

Jun 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A Few Highlights from Day 3 of the ACFE’s 28th Annual Global Fraud Conference

With the exhibitors gone and the conference wrapping up, the final day is always bittersweet. This is my last blog from Nashville and includes highlights from day three of the ACFE’s 28th Annual Global Fraud Conference:

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Topics: Fraud, ACFE

Jun 21, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Top Highlights from Day 2 of the ACFE’s 28th Annual Global Fraud Conference

With a tropical system threatening the Gulf Coast, we haven’t noticed it here. The conference is perfect just like Nashville’s weather. The following are a few highlights from day two of the ACFE’s 28th Annual Global Fraud Conference:

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Topics: Fraud, ACFE

Jun 20, 2017 9:30:00 AM

5 Highlights from Day 1 of the ACFE’s 28th Annual Global Fraud Conference

With over 3,000 professionals from more than 60 countries, this year’s conference is off to a great start. The day was packed with exciting presenters who shared their experience and knowledge. Here are a few highlights from day one of the ACFE’s 28th Annual Global Fraud Conference:

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Topics: Fraud, ACFE

Jun 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The ACFE Fraud Conference is Worth It

This Sunday, I will be traveling to Nashville for the ACFE’s 28th Annual Global Fraud Conference. The conference starts bright and early Monday morning, and when I signed up, I didn’t realize that I would not be able to celebrate Father’s Day with my family. To be fair, I don’t think my friends at the ACFE were trying to ruin my Father’s Day plans when they scheduled this event because they have many other things to consider. Also, we shouldn’t forget that this is a global conference, and there will be people attending from six continents—it is unlikely Antarctica will be represented.

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Topics: Fraud, ACFE

Jun 7, 2017 10:30:00 AM

5 Proactive Tasks to Find Fraud

Fraud is a risk to every organization that most business executives choose to ignore. Even those who understand the risk of fraud often feel too busy to make fraud fighting a priority. This is a problem because fraud impacts the organization’s culture and drains resources. While the actual losses caused by fraud can be significant, the emotional burden can also be overwhelming. It is unwise to fail to make fraud prevention and detection a priority.

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Topics: Fraud

May 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A Fool’s Guide to Uncovering the Truth

Forrest Gump famously said, “Life is like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re gonna get.” Each chocolate represents a moment in our lives. There are ups and downs, and sometimes there are unexpected twists and turns.

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Topics: Fraud

May 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Top 10 Tips to Detect a Lie

Every fraudster uses lies to hide the truth. Most are comfortable with lying because they have rationalized their behavior. Over the past several weeks, I have been writing about lies—from the five truths about lying to the reasons people lie. These blog posts provide a foundational knowledge to help you evaluate a person’s willingness to lie, an important skill in identifying and investigating fraud.

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Topics: Fraud, Fraud Prevention