Why Fraud Examiners Need to Be Familiar With the Dark Web

Why Fraud Examiners Need to Be Familiar With the Dark Web

“When I first entered [the dark web] about five years back, I couldn’t go to sleep for days. It is disturbing.” This is one of the first things Ritesh Bhatia said during his presentation at the 2019 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East. Bhatia’s session, “Dark Web Threat Intelligence and Investigations,” focused on what the dark web is and why fraud examiners need to be familiar with it if they want to stay ahead of fraudsters.

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Investigating Fraud in Conflict Zones

Investigating Fraud in Conflict Zones

Most anti-fraud professionals who have been in the industry for awhile have at least one case that they will always remember as being the most difficult. The investigator may have faced roadblocks in the form of not having any whistleblowers or tips to go on. The case may have been especially challenging because the victim organization refused to disclose necessary information in order to conduct the investigation. However, it’s unlikely that many fraud examiners have had to face the difficulties inherently present in investigating fraud in an active combat zone.

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How to Stop Fraud in Loyalty Programs

How to Stop Fraud in Loyalty Programs

Whether it’s a local grocery store, a national restaurant chain or international airlines, loyalty programs have become an ingrained part of modern consumer life. While providing your name and email when making a purchase may seem like a harmless extra step to add, loyalty programs are becoming increasingly valuable sources for fraud.

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Crime in Business and the Business of Crime

Crime in Business and the Business of Crime

In the 90s, smash-and-grab thefts at jewelry stores accompanied by security footage dominated the news more than foreign hackers and cyberattacks.  

Seemingly overnight, everything changed. Suddenly criminals figured it out — you don’t have to use a gun to commit a crime anymore. You can rob people from far away — from another country even — without worrying about ending up in a shootout with a cop. 

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Embattled Whistleblower Fights For Better Protections

Embattled Whistleblower Fights For Better Protections

In 1992, Joanna Gualtieri joined the Foreign Affairs department of the government as a realty strategist and was quickly sent to Tokyo. While there, she learned that Canada's main diplomatic compound was valued at more than $2 billion. She also discovered that taxpayers were paying $350,000 a year to rent accommodations for a trade official in Tokyo while a government-owned mansion worth $18 million sat empty for more than three years.

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