Hiding in Plain Sight: How Criminals Use Anonymous Shell Companies

Hiding in Plain Sight: How Criminals Use Anonymous Shell Companies

In 2016 an unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca, exposed the myriad ways in which the rich can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. Famously known as the “Panama Papers,” the leak exposed organized crime rings, corrupt politicians and celebrities for hiding billions in shell companies and tax havens.

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Heard in the Halls: Powering Up Through Learning and Networking

Heard in the Halls: Powering Up Through Learning and Networking

"I chose to attend the ACFE conference this year because I wanted to gain more industry knowledge and more advanced technique opportunities so that I can take them back to the team. My goal is to become one of the most experienced CFEs in the industry so that I not only advance my career but I can teach those that are coming along behind me." — Keoji Collins, CFE, Auditor U.S. Department of State

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Traveling Fraud Museum: The Power of Fraud

Traveling Fraud Museum: The Power of Fraud

Monetary loss, reputational damage, loss of trust — the power of fraud can have irreversible impacts on victims. Made up of artifacts, memorabilia, documents and other pieces of fraud history collected by ACFE founder and Chairman Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, this year’s Traveling Fraud Museum at the 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference will display some of history’s most powerful fraudsters and the havoc they wreaked on their towns, organizations and governments.

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Proving Intent in Fraud Cases

Proving Intent in Fraud Cases

Why do people comply or not comply? For Audrey Milesi, CFE, ACCA, ACAMS, Founder of Flying CFO, this question is at the heart of proving intent in fraud cases. “Proving the facts doesn’t mean you have proved the intent,” said Milesi to attendees of the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Europe, recently held in Frankfurt. “It’s not just about going to court and having a good case. It’s about [determining] what fraud is for you.”

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Effectively Meeting the Challenges of Cross-Border Investigations

Effectively Meeting the Challenges of Cross-Border Investigations

It's undeniable: We're living in a fast-moving world and technology is overtaking us. Money is moved from one border to the next at just the tap of an app on your phone. Assets can be stripped and moved across borders before you blink an eye. Fraud is happening in companies around the world every day. And according to independent consultant Guy Higgs, PgCert, CFE, CCEP, government enforcement is at an all-time high. 

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Cybersecurity Expert Speaks on Social Engineering Techniques and GDPR Vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity Expert Speaks on Social Engineering Techniques and GDPR Vulnerabilities

When you think about your intellectual abilities, do you consider yourself like Star Trek's Spock or like The Simpsons' Homer Simpson? I would imagine most of us would choose or strive to be more like Spock: slow, calculated, precise and logical. But, according to cybersecurity expert Dr. Jessica Barker, any one of us can move into a Homer Simpson-like state given the right type of social engineering.

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