Tag Archives: crime

What Can I Do to Crack Down on Robocalls?

You may not mind if a legitimate robocall provides a helpful announcement from your child’s school or an appointment reminder from a doctor’s office. But sadly, criminals often use robocalls to collect consumers’ personal information and/or conduct various scams.

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How Can I Protect Myself from Digital Deception?

Imagine you get an enticing text message claiming that you’ve won a free vacation to the destination of your choice — all you have to do is click on the link you were sent. Clicking on the link causes you to play right into the hands of a cybercriminal seeking your sensitive information.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fraud Prevention

Looking to prevent fraud in your organization? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to protecting your company’s money.

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Smaller Nonprofit Organizations are Prime Fraud Targets

Many of us volunteer our time on behalf of a charitable organization. However, nonprofit organizations can easily fall prey to fraud due to the lack of internal controls and financial oversight.

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High-Profile Income Tax Scams for 2017

Don’t get hooked! Here are three of the most prevalent and damaging tax scams for 2017—and how you can avoid falling victim to them.

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When Does an Embezzler Go Too Far?

In some ways, embezzlement can be perceived as similar to any addiction. Once a fraudster starts, they have a hard time stopping. Worse, with each repeated theft, the “good employee gone bad” gains confidence that they will never get caught. They think that they cannot be caught, or at minimum that they are “smarter than everyone else” – that is, until the experienced forensic CPA or Certified Fraud Examiner arrives!

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Fraud Alert: IRS Email – “Tax Reduction File”

Aside from disclosing sensitive personal information that allows the recipient to steal your identity, there’s a good chance that hitting the submit button on this fraudulent email would also infect your computer with a virus, or enable some other stealth software to latch onto your operating system. Don’t be fooled!

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The Cost to Protect Your Company’s Data is Climbing: The Increasing Cost of Cybercrime

In 2014, breaches of Fortune 500 companies were mostly associated with the loss, exposure, or theft of personally identifiable information and intellectual property. The result? Cybercrime and compliance costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas.

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