Equifax Data Breach

September 11, 2017 When Equifax announced last week that its data systems had been compromised by a hacker during the May to July timeframe of this year, every consumer in the U.S. should have taken notice.  Names, addresses, social security numbers and financial information were exposed to hackers.  As one of the three huge credit…

Fraud May Be Happening At Your Organization Right Now – What Are You Doing About It?

by Gregory S. Dowell August 24, 2017 We often have noted the results of the fraud studies that have been performed by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”), which is co-sponsored by the Academy of Certified Fraud Examiners (“ACFE”).  Those studies consistently have pointed out a few interesting results: Small business…

Basic Billing Scheme Prevention

Basic Billing Scheme Prevention By Gary Lasker, CPA, CFE The 2012 Report to the Nations by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has recently been released. This report, which is published every two years, surveys among other things, the methods, costs, people behind the frauds, and the various fraud schemes used. Among the findings in…