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Category Archives: Fraud Prevention

Potential Fraud Use of ChatGPT

Mark Gardiner, CPA, CFE, Partner ChatGPT was launched on November 30, 2022 by OpenAI.  At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2023 it took the technology world by storm. Cybercriminals, fraudsters, high school and college students started using it to their advantage.  ChatGPT was now being used to do students homework, including...

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Matt Gardiner, CPA, CFE, Audit Manager For organizations lacking dedicated IT departments or comprehensive controls and risk assessments, cybersecurity threats are a growing concern. As organizations increasingly rely on digital technologies for data-driven decision making, member-relations, and supply chain operations, the potential for a cyber attack grows significantly. Without adequate cybersecurity measures in place, your...

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ACFE Global Fraud Conference

By Mark Gardiner, CPA, CFE, Partner The week of June 12, I attended the 34th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Seattle, Washington. There were over 5,000 who attended the conference in person and “virtually”. It included individuals who worked in law enforcement, corporate governance, cyber security, Department of Justice and risk management.  There were...

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2022 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse

By:  Mark Gardiner, Partner, CPA, CFE The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners released their 2022 edition of the Report to the Nations fraud study last spring. This study contains over 2,110 cases of occupational fraud that were investigated between January 2020 and September 2021. This study published each year by the Association of Certified Fraud...

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