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When fraud meets advanced tech

For years, auditors have focused on internal controls to assess if the control environment works effectively to reduce the risk… Read More »

Whistleblowers need our trust and our protection

Fraud researcher and documentary filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope shares lessons from some of the most high-profile whistle-blowers of the past,… Read More »

Ghost workers could kill your company

Are you paying salaries to people who don’t work for you, or who don’t exist? Ghost worker fraud on a… Read More »

Medical aid schemes caught in a vice between fraud and claims of racial profiling

Fraud against medical aid schemes is a big problem worldwide. But in South Africa, there is another aspect to the… Read More »

Are you ready to fight fraud?

Strengthening the internal control system and the control environment will help reduce the likelihood of fraud happening as well as… Read More »

KPMG fallout: cheating allegations raise new questions

After new allegations at KPMG of cheating on internal training tests, audit committees now have questions about their external auditors’… Read More »

10 tips to avoid common financial scams

Data breaches, identity theft, online scams – every year, a destructive flood of fraud sweeps the world, leaving countless victims… Read More »

Why is whistle-blowing important?

Whistle-blowing is the most effective way of exposing wrongdoing. In 2 scientific studies (ACFE and PWC), whistle-blowers uncovered over 40%… Read More »

Fraud causes financial loss in almost half of firms

Occupational fraud and abuse are causing financial losses in almost half of all firms, a survey from Mazars finds. The… Read More »

Can we ever get rid of corruption worldwide?

Ask citizens why their countries aren’t developing, ask investors why they choose not to invest in some regions, and corruption… Read More »

Theranos whistleblower Erika Cheung on what went wrong and what’s next

Many people were involved in the spectacular downfall of once-buzzy Silicon Valley blood testing wunderkind, Theranos. But perhaps one of… Read More »

P&G puts ad platforms like Facebook, Google on notice for fraud, harmful content, etc.

Procter & Gamble Co., one of the most important advertisers for Google and Facebook, ramped up criticism of internet platforms,… Read More »

Are patents worth it? Lessons from the $9bn Theranos fraud

The world is buzzing about Elizabeth Holmes. Her $9bn+ biotech company Theranos promised low-cost tech able to detect health ailments… Read More »

Protect yourself against white-collar crime

Thanks to research from GIBS (the Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa), companies can use the insights of convicted… Read More »