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Nov

2011

The Season for Fraud - Common Frauds During the Festive Season

Laura Telford from the Fraud Examiner Newsletter - November, shares some of the most common frauds used during the festive period: Gift Card Stripping - Fraudster takes a pile of gift cards off a rack or shelf in a store, sneaks off to an out-of-the-way spot, and then uses a scanning device to capture the identifying information contained on gift cards.  Then, either by using a computer or calling the phone number on the back of the cards, he checks the status of the cards until they have ...

17

Nov

2011

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Study - Facts and Fallacies

In a Sydney Morning Herald Story entitled, “On the booze, but not feeling drunk: 9% of employees drink at work”, Amy Corderoy exposes some facts and fallacies around the use of alcohol in the workplace. Ken Pidd, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction at Adelaide's Flinders University shares some key findings from this first study of drug and alcohol use in Australian workplaces involving 9800 workers. Key Findings: Many people mistakenly ...

9

Nov

2011

Preventing, Detecting & Investigating Procurement Card Abuse

Jerry Diley is the senior IS audit manager of Bon Secours Health System in Marriottsville, MD.  In the latest issue of Fraud Magazine he has written a lengthy but excellent article on procurement card abuse that is well worth reading. A $3 billion, American company with facilities in several eastern states and approximately 20,000 employees has taken a strong stand to prevent, detect and investigate procurement card abuse. A few years ago, the organization centralized the accounts payable ...

9

Nov

2011

Stopping Contractor Fraud in its Tracks

When dealing with contractor fraud, many of the issues which lead to fraudulent behavior can stem from building a close relationship with an external partner and this is why it can be difficult for some firms to actively combat this potential threat. Many organizations encourage employees to build up good working relations with external partners in the hope that discounts or beneficial delivery rates may be achieved but this carries the risk of collusion between individuals which permits ...

9

Nov

2011

Gambling Motivated Fraud & Prevention Reports (AIC)

The Australian Institute of Criminology released a paper in 2008 on Gambling-motivated fraud in Australia : who, why and how. The purpose of the paper was to gain an understanding of the characteristics of gambling motivated fraud. Gamblers often resort to criminal activity to support their chronic habit, fraud being one means of obtaining funds. In Australia, it is estimated that 10 to 25% of problem gamblers commit gambling-related offences. A study of offenders on community corrections ...
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The office Christmas party can be a great place to unwind, celebrate your wins and socialise with your staff and work colleagues. But unwind a little too much, or fail to act on employee’s complaints about inappropriate behaviour towards them, and your business, culture and potentially bottom line can take a big hit.
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