Canada's Auditor General Suggests Revisiting Fundamentals for Fraud Prevention

Canada's Auditor General Suggests Revisiting Fundamentals for Fraud Prevention

“The work done to detect, prevent, audit and investigate fraud is very important,” said Michael Ferguson, CPA, CA, FCA (New Brunswick), Auditor General of Canada at the sold-out 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada. “There are many opportunities for people of your skillset to prevent criminals from siphoning off money from others.” 

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Data-Driven Investigation Leads to Second Ongoing Offense

Data-Driven Investigation Leads to Second Ongoing Offense

In 2015, a complaint was received from an ophthalmologist concerning inconsistent refund amounts that had begun appearing in her financial system. The ophthalmologist explained that under the new Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) rules, her office charges $75 for an adult eye exam. If an ocular-related disease is discovered, then OHIP will cover the exam and the $75 charge is refunded.

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Unexpected Sources: A Friend of Journalists and Fraud Examiners Alike

Unexpected Sources: A Friend of Journalists and Fraud Examiners Alike

Fraud examiners might not always think of themselves as journalists, but there might be more overlap than you think. Both professions conduct interviews, they investigate documents, they write up their findings and, if they’re lucky, they can find unexpected breaks in cases or stories thanks to whistleblowers or unexpected sources. In her remarks to attendees at the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific, veteran reporter Kate McClymont stressed the importance of those that come forward to blow the whistle.

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5 Tips for Navigating the Digital Crime Scene

5 Tips for Navigating the Digital Crime Scene

“As fraud investigators, CFEs, financial crime investigators, you have got a big responsibility,” Dr. Graeme Edwards, CFE, AAICD, Director of CYBERi Pty Ltd, told attendees at the 2018 Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific. He was referring to the fraud examiner’s responsibility to know the right procedures to document and preserve evidence so that it is permissible in court, specifically when dealing with volatile digital evidence. In his session, “Navigating the Digital Crime Scene,” Dr. Edwards provided applicable, real-life advice on how a digital crime scene should be processed and worked.

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The Most Compromised Element in the Chain of a Cyber Scenario is You

The Most Compromised Element in the Chain of a Cyber Scenario is You

What is the top risk facing the cybersecurity of our organizations, agencies and governments? Hackers from Russia? North Korea? China? Nope. It’s you and me. “It’s really easy to read humans and also really easy to manipulate humans,” said Ian Yip, CTO at McAfee Asia-Pacific. “No matter what you hear from me in terms of all the technology and the hacking and the Dark Web, it is still the human that is usually the most compromised element in the chain of a cyber scenario. It’s the human that we are most worried about.”

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NAB Whistleblower Says Australian Banking Industry Has “A Long Way to Go” in Promoting Ethical Behavior

NAB Whistleblower Says Australian Banking Industry Has “A Long Way to Go” in Promoting Ethical Behavior

Dennis Gentilin, NAB whistleblower, author of The Origins of Ethical Failures: Lessons for Leaders and Founding Director of Human Systems Advisory will be joined by Kate McClymont, an investigative journalist, among others to address hundreds of anti-fraud professionals in Sydney this autumn at the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific. The conference will be held 23-25 September at the Sheraton on the Park.


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National Australian Bank Whistleblower, Investigative Journalist and More to Speak in Sydney

National Australian Bank Whistleblower, Investigative Journalist and More to Speak in Sydney

Dennis Gentilin, a whistleblower in the National Australian Bank foreign exchange (forex) trading scandal will join investigative journalist Kate McClymont and Tony Kwok, the former deputy commissioner and head of operations for the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), as speakers for the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific.

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