The Competition Bureau of Canada just released The Little Black Book of Scams Your Guide To Protection Against FraudRead More
Pseudocide, “the act of faking one’s own death,” has existed and been committed for centuries. There are many scenarios that might come to mind about why and how someone would concoct and attempt to carry out this type of fraud. Some reasons that, to some people, are obvious and others that are beyond fathomable.Read More
International Fraud Awareness Week is the perfect time to go a step further in your role as an anti-fraud professional and to start discussions amongst peers, coworkers, executives and stakeholders in your community about how important fraud prevention is to society as a whole. You can use any of the free resources provided, or get creative and put your own twist on some of the ideas presented below.Read More
Tax havens have been catering to the super wealthy, dictators, terrorist groups, organized crime and legitimate corporations for centuries.
It is perfectly legal to open a company and/or bank account in an offshore tax haven as long as your country of origin is aware of it and you pay your taxes.
Legal issues arise when…
The lack of correlation between a person’s education and their propensity to fall victim to a fraudster is all too familiar. Fraudsters are entrepreneurs. The types of fraud they perpetrate and the marketplaces in which they find success vary depending on their talents, skills and operating comfort zones.
Also, fraud is a relational crime. Potential victims — prospective marks — will be more susceptible…Read More
The term Ponzi Scheme was brought to the forefront in 2009 when Bernie Madoff admitted to committing the largest fraud in U.S. history and sentence to 150 years in prison for stealing $65 billion from thousands of investors. The Ponzi Scheme is named after a con artist who lived in the early 20th century. Although the Ponzi scheme carries his name…Read More
According to Jean-François Fortin, the executive director of enforcement at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), there are two ways that regulators can prevent and deter fraudsters. “First the certainty of being caught. And second, the certainty of punishment.”Read More
Everyday we unintentionally put ourselves and our families in harms way by not understanding how Social Media can be used against us. Recent events where reality star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint hours after posting pictures of herself wearing millions of dollars worth of jewellery has brought this issue to the forefront.Read More