This article discusses some red flags experienced forensic accountants look for, and advice for ways to ferret out and prevent wrongdoing.
This article explores the issues arising from changes in the way we communicate, and how these can affect CPAs as they try to spot and stop fraud.
By learning about the various types of elder financial abuse and getting to know clients’ families, CPAs can protect vulnerable clients from fraud.
CPAs often collect, view, and store sensitive personal information about their clients and other individuals. How well do you know best practices for protecting personal data? Test your knowledge in this month’s Fraud IQ quiz.
A mismatch between the public’s perception of CPAs’ duties and their actual responsibilities can create professional liability risks.
Scams aiming to reach retirement accounts are becoming progressively more sophisticated.
This article explains how CPAs can find round numbers in large data sets and when those numbers should raise concerns about possible fraud.
Occupational fraud continues to siphon staggering amounts of money from businesses worldwide, with smaller organizations being hit particularly hard.
Howard Silverstone, a CPA who is a director at Forensic Resolutions Inc., shares some great stories about fraud — and explains the red flags that they help illustrate.
CPAs can help their clients avoid falling victim to fraud ensuring donations are made to legitimate 501(c)(3) organizations.
This article looks at common schemes and ways CPAs can help their clients avoid becoming victims.
For all their sophistication, fraudsters have timeless motivations. This article shows how to know the profile and pursue bad actors.
The SEC issued an investor alert warning of the dangers of “paid-to-click” scams perpetrated by fraudsters on the internet.
Do you know how fraud investigations work? Do you understand the scope, language, and purpose of such engagements? Test your knowledge in this month’s quiz.
How much do you know about the foundational principles of an effective fraud risk management program? Test your knowledge in this month’s 5-question quiz.
Recommendations are made for accounting policies and ICFR.
Here are seven steps small and medium-size companies can take to prevent fraud in the procurement-to-pay process.
This Technology Workshop shows how to use Microsoft Excel to determine whether the numbers in a data set follow Benford’s curve or point to possible malfeasance.
It stands to reason that accounting areas that are highly subjective and complex also are prone to fraud, errors, and breakdowns in internal controls.
U.S. anti-money laundering regulations are well-developed, and domestic coordination to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing is sophisticated and has improved over the past 10 years.