How Does Identity Theft Cause Fraudulent Losses?

Identity theft is a subject that is raised and discussed at many fraud forums and similarly reported in an increasing number of news articles. It is not just the cloning of identities followed by fraudulently obtaining goods or services on credit cards that … Read More

Is Your Business At Risk From Fraud?

According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) some 20% of all crime takes place on business premises. When you think of all the theft, murder, drugs and the like, this is an awful lot of crime! The reason of … Read More

Reports of Fraud Cases Compromised Again?

For there to be a meaningful fight against fraud there needs to be a legal system capable of dealing with the cases brought by the prosecution authorities. There is no point beefing up the police fraud squads and giving them … Read More

Hello 2010!

2010 opens with thick snow and ice. I was lucky as my trip to New York in the first week of the New Year went without hitch. Our flights and connections seemed to match the few windows in the weather … Read More

As 2009 Draws to a Close!

The first decade of this millennium has been characterised by quite a lot of substantial frauds when you pause to look back. We have seen massive accounting scandals in the form of Enron and Parmalat – who would have thought that … Read More

Recession Fraud

There is a definite rise in the incidence of employment fraud during a recession, though this will often only come to light in the months and even years following an economic downturn. Some employment fraud however will be discovered during … Read More

Embezzlement and Toys

Recent news has been announced of the embezzlement of toy giant Toys R Us by a dull and uninspiring employee – accountant Mr Hopes. He has stolen some £3.7 million by issuing fraudulent invoices to the company and arranging for … Read More