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Delve into the mind of a fraudster to beat them at their own game Corporate Fraud Handbook details the many forms of fraud to help you identify red flags and prevent fraud before it occurs. Written by the founder and chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), this book provides indispensable guidance for auditors, examiners, managers, and criminal investigators: from asset misappropriation, to corruption, to financial statement fraud, the most common schemes are dissected to show you where to look and what to look for. This new fifth edition includes the all-new statistics from the ACFE 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, providing a current look at the impact of and trends in fraud. Real-world case studies submitted to the ACFE by actual fraud examiners show how different scenarios play out in practice, to help you build an effective anti-fraud program within your own organization. This systematic examination into the mind of a fraudster is backed by practical guidance for before, during, and after fraud has been committed; you'll learn how to stop various schemes in their tracks, where to find evidence, and how to quantify financial losses after the fact. Fraud continues to be a serious problem for businesses and government agencies, and can manifest in myriad ways. This book walks you through detection, prevention, and aftermath to help you shore up your defenses and effectively manage fraud risk. Understand the most common fraud schemes and identify red flags Learn from illustrative case studies submitted by anti-fraud professionals Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulations Develop and implement effective anti-fraud measures at multiple levels Fraud can be committed by anyone at any level—employees, managers, owners, and executives—and no organization is immune. Anti-fraud regulations are continually evolving, but the magnitude of fraud's impact has yet to be fully realized. Corporate Fraud Handbook provides exceptional coverage of schemes and effective defense to help you keep your organization secure.
Author: W. Steve Albrecht,Chad O. Albrecht,Conan C. Albrecht,Mark F. Zimbelman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
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Learn to identify, detect, investigate, and prevent financial fraud today with the latest edition of FRAUD EXAMINATION, 5E. You study and gain a strong understanding of the types of fraud and nature of fraud investigation today with current business examples and numerous actual fraud cases, delivered first-hand from the authors' experience. The book presents today's most important fraud concepts with an emphasis on the growing area of ebusiness fraud. Significant discussion familiarizes you with forensic analysis. You also review legal options for victims of fraud. New discussion emphasizes how technology is often used to accomplish fraud and how it can be used most effectively to detect fraud. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The essential resource for fraud examiners around the globe The International Fraud Handbook provides comprehensive guidance toward effective anti-fraud measures around the world. Written by the founder and chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), this book gives examiners a one-stop resource packed with authoritative information on cross-border fraud investigations, examination methodology, risk management, detection, prevention, response, and more, including new statistics from the ACFE 2018 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse that reveal the prevalence and real-world impact of different types of fraud. Examples and detailed descriptions of the major types of fraud demonstrate the various manifestations examiners may encounter in organizations and show readers how to spot the “red flags” and develop a robust anti-fraud program. In addition, this book includes jurisdiction-specific information on the anti-fraud environment for more than 35 countries around the globe. These country-focused discussions contributed by local anti-fraud experts provide readers with the information they need when conducting cross-border engagements, including applicable legal and regulatory requirements, the types and sources of information available when investigating fraud, foundational anti-fraud frameworks, cultural considerations, and more. The rising global economy brings both tremendous opportunity and risks that are becoming increasingly difficult to manage. As a result, many jurisdictions are attempting to strengthen their anti-fraud environments — whether through stricter anti-bribery laws or more stringent risk management guidelines — but a lack of uniformity in legal rules and guidance can be challenging for organizations doing business abroad. This book helps examiners mitigate fraud in their own organizations, while taking the necessary steps to prevent potential legal exposure. Understand the different types of fraud, their common elements, and their impacts across an organization Conduct a thorough risk assessment and implement effective response and control activities Learn the ACFE’s standard investigation methodology for domestic and cross-border fraud investigations Explore fraud trends and region-specific information for countries on every continent As levels of risk increase and the risks themselves become more complex, the International Fraud Handbook gives examiners a robust resource for more effective prevention and detection.
A Financial Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimes
Author: Don Vogel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
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A course developed by the IRS Criminal Investigation for colleges, universities & students who have expressed an interest in learning more about financial investigations. The purpose of this course is twofold: first, to encourage young men & women to consider law enforcement as an enriching career & second, to bring to the reader's attention the serious & sometimes evil crimes that are motivated by money & greed. Contents: evidence, sources of information, financial institutions as sources of information, tracing the movement of money through a business, investigative techniques, money laundering & forfeitures, & much more.
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The ultimate tool for understanding, investigating and preventing fraud Fraud is an evil with a life of its own that leaves a financial, repetitional, and emotional toll on its victims. While monumental scandals, such as Enron, WorldCom, and Madoff's Ponzi scheme make the front pages, fraud is a daily occurrence impacting companies and individuals alike. Faces of Fraud reveals must-know characteristics of fraudsters and the skills needed to outwit them. Recognized Fraud Fighting Expert Martin Biegelman draws from his 40 years of experience fighting fraud to profile not only the key traits fraudsters share, but also the qualities fraud examiners must possess to be successful. Each chapter contains stories from actual cases that the author investigated Profiles the must-know characteristics of fraudsters and the skills you'll need to outwit them Reveals the traits of accomplished fraud examiners Explores the best practices in fraud detection, investigation and prevention to cultivate in order to maximize success Written by fraud fighting expert Martin T. Biegelman Although fraud will never be completely eradicated, there is much that can be done to reduce the number and size of frauds that take place in any organization. Boiling down the key lessons the author has culled from his long career, Faces of Fraud entertains and informs with stories from real cases the author investigated over his long career, and imparts useful tips you can start using right away in the fraud examination field.
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Accountants have historically had an important role in the detection and deterrence of fraud. As Joe Wells Principles of Fraud Examination 4th edition illustrates, fraud is much more than numbers; books and records dont commit fraud people do. Widely embraced by fraud examination instructors across the country, Principles of Fraud Examination, 4th Edition, by Joseph Wells, is written to provide a broad understanding of fraud to todays accounting students what it is and how it is committed, prevented, detected, and resolved. This 4th edition of the text includes a chapter on frauds perpetrated against organizations by individuals outside their staffa growing threat for many entities as commerce increasingly crosses technological and geographical borders.
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In 2009, high-profile fraud cases like the Ponzi schemes of Bernard Madoff and Arthur Nadel vividly illustrated the harm done to investors who placed their trust in these apparently successful money managers and then discovered their money had never been invested at all. News stories featured 90-year-olds forced by necessity to work in supermarkets, elderly people losing their homes because their life savings were gone, and wealthy retirees suddenly unable to pay their electricity bills. Charities were forced to curtail their services, lay off staff, and even close their doors forever as their funds evaporated. Almost every day, there are stories in the media about dishonest employees who have robbed their organisations of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not so well-publicised are the countless smaller thefts occurring every day from cash registers, warehouses, and business bank accounts. Sadly, the organisations that have the most to lose small businesses, family-run companies, churches, and charities are often the most vulnerable because of their size and inexperience. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, accounting fraud cost over $994 billion in 2008, and the average organisation lost 7 percent of its total revenue to fraud. How can you prevent this from happening to you as an investor, business owner, or a person attempting to acquire or merge with another firm? Read this book and you will be able to understand, detect, and avoid accounting fraud. You will learn how to identify fraud, how to spot minor abnormalities that may hide fraud, how to spot forgeries, and how to prove your case, as well as what to immediately suspect and methods for uncovering scams. You will know what signs to look for, including excessive turnover of lawyers and auditors, changing professionals in the middle of a transaction, inconsistent information, and significant declines in stock prices. In addition, you will know how to recognise the common manoeuvres, earnings manipulation, premature and fictitious revenue, overvalued assets, undervalued liabilities, bogus revenue, expenses that have been shifted to another period, overstating revenues, understating expenses, and the misuse and misdirecting of funds. This new book is filled with studies and discussions of fraud cases and how they could have been avoided, checklists for detecting accounts misdeeds, and advice from analysts, CFOs, and CPAs. This manual will be an indispensable aid for serious investors, industry pros, acquisition and merger managers, and small business owners alike. After reading this book you will no longer have to worry about accounting fraud and you can increase your company's profits.
Author: Rodney T. Stamler,Hans J. Marschdorf,Mario Possamai
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
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Lessons can be learned from major fraud cases. Whether the victim is a company, public agency, nonprofit, foundation, or charity, there is a high likelihood that many of these frauds could have been prevented or detected sooner if early Red Flag warning signs had been identified and acted upon. Fraud Prevention and Detection: Warning Signs and the Red Flag System will enable officers and directors, internal and external stakeholders, as well as outside analysts to protect themselves and their organizations against fraud by effectively detecting, analyzing, and acting on early Red Flag warning signs. Based on an empirically tested strategy, the Red Flag System reflects the authors’ more than 100 years combined experience in the investigation of fraud in high-profile, global cases in North America, Africa, Europe, and the Far East. Readers of this book will: Acquire a general awareness of the nature, characteristics, and dynamics of fraud Understand the process for determining whether a fraud has been committed Develop an understanding of enterprise risk management approaches for fraud risk management, compliance risk management, and managing the risk of fraudulent financial reporting—including an understanding of the limitations inherent in these approaches Learn how to find Red Flag indicators of fraud or suspicious transactions in financial statements, budgets, and contracts Know how to ensure that, once a Red Flag has been identified, appropriate action is taken Fraud can lead to significant financial loss as well as bad press and publicity with significant reputational impact for officers, directors, corporations, and their stakeholders. This book’s no-nonsense approach empowers those charged with protecting organizations to stop these frauds before the organization’s livelihood is jeopardized or to mitigate damage when fraud has occurred.
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Praise for Fraud Casebook Lessons from the Bad Side of Business "I have known Mr. Wells for over twenty years. In my opinion, no one in the world knows more about fraud than he does." -W. Steve Albrecht, Associate Dean, Marriott School of ManagementBrigham Young University, Provo, Utah "This book covers the entire range of fraud that can be encountered in the workplace." -Grant D. Ashley, Vice President for Corporate Security and SurveillanceHarrah's Entertainment Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada "I had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Wells when both of us were volunteers for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He knows as much as anyone about how to detect and deter fraud." -James G. Castellano, Chairman, RubinBrown LLP, St. Louis, Missouri "I have worked with Mr. Wells for ten years. His reputation is unsurpassed." -John F. Morrow, Vice President, The New FinanceAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York, New York "Fraud Casebook is a terrific work. I highly recommend it." -Sherron S. Watkins, a Time magazine "Person of the Year," Houston, Texas "No one has done more for fraud prevention and detection than Mr. Wells and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Their guidance and training proved invaluable to my staff and me in uncovering the WorldCom fraud." -Cynthia Cooper, a Time magazine "Person of the Year," Clinton, Mississippi
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A collection of insightful, poignant, and humorous stories from Dr. Joseph Wells, the world's foremost fraud expert?with gutsy revelations of his own past mistakes From his dysfunctional childhood in rural Oklahoma; his service in the U.S.Navy; a brief stint in public accounting followed by a career in the FBI; and founding the world's largest anti-fraud organization, Wells' colorful life experiences were preparation for his rise to one of the globe's most revered antifraud experts. Written by the preeminent antifraud authority and founder and Chairman of the ACFE Offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of one of the most influential white-collar crime experts of our time At a period when dishonesty at top U.S. companies is dominating public attention, The Fables and Foibles of a Fraud Fighter is a surprisingly frank and gripping memoir from an unsurprisingly effective fraud fighter.This autobiography forms a full tapestry of a life, displaying wit, intrigue, trepidation, regret, and finally, ultimate victory.