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Category Archives: Fraud Prevention

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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Cybersecurity Thoughts – Ryan Taylor, Partner

About two months ago, the FBI’s cyber division issued an alert for the food and agriculture sector stating that, “ransomware actors may be more likely to attack agricultural cooperatives during the critical planting and harvest seasons” like the early spring and fall. Were you aware of this alert? Are you prepared to handle a cyberattack...

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Whistleblower Hotlines: Phone, Web-Based, and E-mail

By: Matt Gardiner, CPA CFE Whistleblower hotlines are the most effective way to enable staff, customers, and vendors to report fraud and unethical activities occurring at your organization. Historically, this has meant maintaining an actual telephone line where whistleblowers could call in tips, however over the last few years these hotlines have evolved to include...

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