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Category Archives: Fraud Prevention

Brace Your Business for Disaster Scams

Few things in life are certain, but when disaster strikes, the number of fraud incidents will probably skyrocket. In the wake of a hurricane, tornado, flood, fire, earthquake or other unexpected catastrophe, fraudulent operators are always quick to surface. Often, however, they carry warning signs to alert savvy business owners. Construction Con Jobs Construction fraud is...

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Cyber Risk Insurance

Do you have insurance to address an intrusion or breach of your computer systems, or a lost or stolen laptop or even a flash drive? Do you think you have limited exposure? Very large companies, or even the US Government undoubtedly have very sophisticated security over their data processing systems. Yet, T-Mobile, Experian (a credit...

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Pull the Plug on Employee Theft

Not all crooks roam the streets at night. Some might be roaming your company hallways, stealing cash, forging or altering checks, and pilfering your inventory and property. Even worse, they may be stealing intellectual property such as confidential documents or trade secrets. What can you do to pull the plug on employee theft? Here Are 18...

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Corporate Cybercrime

Corporate cybercrime has been in the news a number of times in the past couple of years.  Recently, Scoular Company was taken for $17.2 million in an international email swindle to a bank in China.  In addition, Target, P.F.Chang’s, Neiman Marcus and JPMorgan Chase, to name a few, all have fallen victim to computer hacking. ...

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Congratulations to Blake Miller, CFE

By: Emily Gardiner, Marketing Manager  |  email           This past April, one of our firms Senior Accountants, Blake Miller, passed his Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) test. Blake is a CPA who works out of our Des Moines office and has been with the firm since 2011. The CFE credentials denote an...

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Accessing the NetClient Portal at GardinerCPA.com

Gardiner Thomsen understands how important security is to you, which is why we have recently put into place a new method of exchanging important documents and secure data with our clients. We recently released an article explaining how this works but we want to make sure you know where to access the login to ensure that this is user friendly for everyone.

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