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U.S. court grants IDC access to Gupta financial records from 17 global banks

Remember that saying “The wheels of justice turn slowly but they grind exceedingly fine”? It’s finally come true for the Guptas. Proof that… Read More »

5 government officials arrested in fraud case linked to Vrede dairy farm and Department of Agriculture

In South Africa, the fight against corruption is finally leading to arrests. On 17-Aug-2020, the Hawk’s Serious Corruption Investigation team… Read More »

FraudCracker gets certification from The Ethics Institute

It’s official! We now have certification from The Ethics Institute (TEI) for FraudCracker, our online fraud reporting tool with interactive… Read More »

ACFE webinar: Protecting whistleblowers in the digital age

Thanks to all of you who attended our webinar for ACFESA (the Association of Fraud Examiners South Africa) that Colette… Read More »

Can you spot the potential embezzler in your company?

Which of your employees is most likely to steal the big bucks from your company? Here’s where the Marquet Report… Read More »

Fraud reporting tools: Does my company need one? Do they work?

Does my company need a tool for employees to report fraud, and do these work? Definitely yes. Read this article… Read More »

Is your company at risk? Tips to prevent business fraud

Employee fraud is much more common than you think. It could be happening to you, and you may not even… Read More »

Critical success factor #1 for anti-fraud tools: Anonymity

When designing FraudCracker, a ground-breaking online fraud reporting solution for companies, our founder Dr Gavin Symanowitz identified not only the… Read More »

Confidence fraud: how to avoid being scammed

Confidence fraud, also called romance scamming, is on the rise. But the FBI is coming down hard on perpetrators. Get… Read More »

Africa’s richest woman accused of fraud and corruption

Prosecutors in Angola are accusing Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, of embezzlement and money laundering. Attorney General Helder Pitta… Read More »

Eskom to lifestyle-audit 2,300 more staff as it turns up the heat against corruption

Great to see South Africa’s electricity supplier Eskom picking up the fight against corruption in the organisation. After lifestyle-auditing almost… Read More »

The cryptoqueen: the hunt for a multi-billion-dollar scam artist

They called her the cryptoqueen. Bulgarian-born fraudster Dr Ruja Ignatova was a jet-setting, Oxford-educated entrepreneur with her own unique cryptocurrency… Read More »

Lord Peter Hain puts foreign governments, global firms front and centre in South Africa’s State Capture

The Guptas wouldn’t have been able to capture South Africa without the help of a global network of consultants, lawyers,… Read More »

Is there a place for humans in digitally disrupted accounting?

Cloud computing, automation, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain. More and more, integration of financial data, intelligent software… Read More »

South Africa’s anti-money laundering measures under global spotlight

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the inter-governmental regulating body, are in South Africa to evaluate the country’s compliance with… Read More »

U.S. sanction law targets Gupta network

It’s been a great week for the fight against corruption. The Gupta network of shady deals has been dealt a… Read More »

Drexel University professor spent federal grants at strip clubs

A former Drexel University professor allegedly spent almost $200,000 of federal research money on strip clubs and other personal expenses,… Read More »

Protecting whistle-blowers in the digital age

Speaking at the #ACFESA Africa conference this week on protecting whistle-blowers in the digital age. Lots of interesting other talks.… Read More »

Call for forensic investigation into farmworker equity schemes

When Jolande Smith and 240 other farmworkers became shareholders in the Langwyde Werknemers Trust 10 years ago, they were led… Read More »

Garmin SA shopping website hacked

Garmin South Africa’s shop[dot]garmin[dot]co[dot]za website was hacked. This was according to an email sent out on 12-Sep-2019 by Garmin SA… Read More »