Fraud Prevention Tip #50: The Three Key Components of an Anti-Fraud Program

Fraud Prevention Tip #50: The Three Key Components of an Anti-Fraud Program

Somewhere out there, your organization is probably being targeted for fraud right now. Internet-based hackers, international organized crime organizations, and even a small percentage of employees all see your assets and information as too tempting to ignore. But what are the three most important things you must do to deter these barbarians at the gate […]

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Fraud Prevention Tip #48: Suggestions for Small Businesses, Small Government and Not-for-Profits

Fraud Prevention Tip #48: Suggestions for Small Businesses, Small Government and Not-for-Profits

Most smaller businesses, local governmental entities, and not-for-profits face the inherent risk of insufficient staff and limited control resources. These special challenges require extra effort by anti-fraud leaders. Here are seven ideas that will help. Create a written Code of Conduct that addresses routine and non-routine situations staff will encounter in performing their work. Provide […]

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Fraud Prevention Tip #47: What to Say to Employees

A fraud incident has surfaced. The suspect is an experienced and respected senior manager. The rumor mill is in full operation. The internal grapevine is filled with wild assumptions about what happened and who was involved. But all that’s available from senior leaders is silence. They are in bunker-mode hidden behind closed doors. No one […]

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Fraud Prevention Tip #46: What To Do If The Press Finds Out

It’s every executive’s nightmare. There’s been a big fraud and the press is calling with questions. Efforts to contain the issue internally have obviously sprung a leak, and now the difficult decision has to be made about what to say to the press. As with all decisions covering any organization information to make available to […]

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Fraud Prevention Tip #45: Report to the Authorities

Fraud Prevention Tip #45: Report to the Authorities

It comes up in almost every fraud case. Should we tell the police, prosecutors, regulators, licensing bureaus or other external authorities? To be honest, there’s no clear-cut answer. But the issue can and should certainly be debated before a specific case is being pursued. That’s the best time for consideration of ‘what if’ scenarios, including […]

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