Road to recovery (June 2017)
What solutions exist to improve the possibility of recouping losses, which can range from small amounts to some of staggering proportions?
Turning up the heat on sex fraudsters (March 2015)
New Jersey may enact sex-fraud legislation.
West End Eddie is back (January 2017)
Edward Ormus Sharrington Davenport, the notorious UK socialite dubbed Lord Fraud, Fast Eddie, and the Wolf of the West End, is back in business after eight years in prison.
The land of milk and honey - and Startups (June 2016)
With teams made up of veteran intelligence corps, Israeli antifraud startups are providing inspiration and assistance to companies worldwide.
The Force against fraud (May 2016)
In the weeks leading up to the December 2015 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actor Mark Hamill, who had played Luke Skywalker in the original film version — and was rumoured to be reprising his role in the new, highly anticipated instalment of the lucrative Star Wars franchise — noticed something unusual.
The Deferred Prosecution Option (December 2015)
In September, US federal prosecutors agreed to settle a criminal probe into General Motors for concealing an ignition switch defect linked to at least 124 deaths and 275 injuries, according to lawyers in charge of a fund established by GM to compensate victims.
Knock it off (September 2015)
Etsy Inc. is the latest of a slew of e-commerce sites being investigated for trading in counterfeit goods.
What you want your kids to know about Social Media (November 2016)
The statistic is both staggering and chilling: the number of young victims of identity theft in the United Kingdom rose by 52 percent last year, according to a study conducted by CIFAS, a leading UK not-for-profit fraud prevention company.
The con-in-the-mail (September 2016)
Companies around the world are losing millions of dollars a year to scammers posing as CEOs or CFOs over email.
Budding enterprises (March 2017)
While it might seem that little harm is caused by selling benign products to those looking for illegal substances, the problem of fake drug sales can actually be far more serious.
In vino veritas (May 2015)
Formerly considered one of the leading wine collectors in the world, Rudy Kurniawan is now being sentenced to 10 years in prison for the biggest wine fraud in history.
here goes the vacation (November 2014)
New vacation rental scams are turning many travellers’ dream holidays into nightmares.
Digging up digital money (May 2014)
Bitcoins and other virtual currencies may be the way of the future, but they're also opening new doors for scammers.
Whistle where you work (July 2017)
There are many ways to prevent and detect procurement fraud, but the most effective measure is to establish a whistleblower process.
A fishy tale (January 2015)
More than a third of the shrimp products sold in North America are misrepresented, according to new research on seafood fraud.
Fake data, fake science (March 2016)
It’s easy to assume that no one would falsify important scientific findings. Unfortunately, recent events show some people will.
Adele Tickets (April 2016)
Fans eager to see one of their favorite stars perform need to be on the lookout for fraudulent ticket selling schemes.
Five questions that could save you from a data breachive questions that could save you from a data breach (October 2015)
At least 276,000 records were breached in Canada in 2014. Today’s advanced cyber criminals are looking for more than unsuspecting individuals to hack. Their sights are set on one-stop information shops—often in the form of customer databases.
How to behave behind bars (October 2016)
The transition from the boardroom to the prison block has spawned a new business: Prison Consulting.
Not just in the movies (August 2015)
Con artist David Pritchard defrauded hundreds of people in one of Hollywood’s largest movie scams.
Ad fraud, just a click away (December 2014)
Online ad fraud is a growing and increasingly damaging problem for the digital advertising industry.
Facebooking fraudsters (October 2015)
Many social media users post info on sites that could expose fraud. And investigators are turning to Facebook and the like to see who’s showing off their ill-gotten gains.
Forgeries: it’s an art (January 2014)
A New York art dealer pleads guilty to running an $80-million art forgery scam.
Do you or don't you pay taxes? (April 2017)
It’s impossible to assess how much tax is avoided each year by Canadians and others throughout the world, but it’s safe to assume the total is at least hundreds of billions of dollars.
Faked death leaves body of evidence(September 2014)
"Pseudocide" is popular among people wishing to avoid serious financial or legal problems or to defraud life insurance companies.
The low-blow brazen scams (April 2014) While 9/11 brought out heroic displays from so many of New York's emergency responders, it appears to have brought out the worst in others. More than a hundred cops and firefighters have recently been charged with fraud after making improper use of their disability payments.
Friends with benefits (May 2017) Technology is a two-edged sword when it comes to benefits fraud: it makes it easier to defraud the system, but it also helps to detect fraud.
Black box puts brakes on bad claims
Automotive telematics devices are used to record driving data that can reduce a driver’s insurance premiums. But they can also help fight accident fraud.
When bad things happen to good causes (October 2015)
Semen Domnitser’s despicable conspiracy to defraud a fund for Holocaust survivors proves that that there isn’t a cause scammers won’t exploit.
Make no assumptions, just examine the facts (January 2016)
In one of the largest insurance fraud scams in California history, a doctor and his team cashed in on hundreds of illegal surgeries. Unfortunately, their case is anything but unique.
Too Hot To Resist-The Real Wolf of Wall Street (June 2014)
Boiler-room scams aren’t just the stuff of movies like Martin Scorcese’s 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street. Con artists around the world continue to rake in millions by persuading investors to spend a fortune on worthless stocks and shares.
The money maze (August 2016)
In April, police in Sydney, Australia, uncovered an alleged million-dollar fraud racket during the investigation of a local terrorist cell suspected of being responsible for the murder of a police accountant in October 2015.
How to dodge a court clash (June 2015)
Mastermind fraudster Paul Ceglia has disappeared while a million-dollar lawsuit for fraud against Facebook Inc. awaits him.
Fleecing the flock (December 2016)
From televangelist scams to fake church fundraising campaigns, the proliferation of religious fraud suggests that blind faith can be exploited for monetary gain.
Holiday Hackers (November 2015)
The holidays are a time for giving, among other pleasures. Sadly, however, they are also seen by fraudsters as a time for taking as much as they can get away with.
The perils of silence (November 2014)
Fraud is not a victimless crime. So it’s vital that everyone be vigilant and report this wrong that makes victims of us all.
The real thing or a house of cards? (March 2015)
Businesses around the world are falling prey to illegal pyramid schemes.
The diet you don’t want to know about (August 2014)
After multiple trials and appeals, Kevin Trudeau is finally facing ten years of jail time for defrauding countless customers who bought his series of weight-loss books.
For entertainment purposes only (March 2014)
Prospects do not look good for the numerous US psychics who have recently been convicted of fraud.