“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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer, New York Times best-selling author William Browder, and Director of the U.K. Serious Fraud Office Lisa Osofsky will headline the 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, June 23-28 2019, in Austin, Texas.Read More
Eugene Soltes, author of Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal, and Ian Yip, Chief Technology Officer, Asia-Pacific, McAfee, will headline the 2019 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East, 24-26 February 2019, in Abu Dhabi.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More