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Corruption: can we beat the gravy train? Webinar

Corruption is a massive problem worldwide with deep social, political and economic costs. But it isn’t unbeatable. We can beat… 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 »

On CoronaCracker site, you can report violations of coronavirus regulations

Good news: our CoronaCracker website is now up and running at http://www.coronacracker.co.za/. This enables you to anonymously report violations of… Read More »

Gambling with lives: Government not protecting corruption whistle-blowers

South Africa’s Minister of Police Bheki Cele is not carrying out his constitutional responsibility to ‘prevent, combat… crime [and] to… Read More »

NDAs ‘should not silence sexual harassment claims’

Ex-movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his company used non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to silence accusations of his sexual misbehaviour. But NDAs… Read More »

Don’t punish employees who raise problems

Divergent, dissenting voices are vital for growth and innovation. But some leaders penalise employees who raise problems, afraid of what… 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 »

Will Ukraine’s new whistle-blower law punish innocent businesses?

October 2019 saw Ukraine’s Parliament introduce the “Whistle-blowers Law”. This gives far-reaching protection to people who blow the lid on… Read More »

Facebook and YouTube block spread of whistleblower’s name and photo. Twitter allows both.

Facebook and Youtube are taking a stand. They’re blocking users from sharing the identity of a CIA officer who allegedly… Read More »

Mattel’s CFO to leave after audit mistakes uncovered

Mattel’s chief financial officer is leaving the US toy firm after a board investigation triggered by a whistleblower report exposed… Read More »

We’re just too scared to report wrongdoing

The number of us who’ve seen wrongdoing is rising, studies have found – but many of us are too scared… Read More »

White House protects whistleblowers better than companies do

It looks like the White House’s system protects whistleblowers better than companies’ hotlines do. Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes… Read More »

Medical regulator suspends 5 execs for alleged corruption

South Africa’s CMS (Council for Medical Schemes) recently announced the suspension of 5 senior officials, following allegations of corruption and… 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 »

Whistle-blowers are a sign of healthy companies

More whistles blown are a sign of health, not sickness. Firms whose hotlines get used more, tend to be more… 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 »

Thank you to all the whistleblowers out there

Yesterday 30-July was #WhistleblowerAppreciationDay in the US, while 23-June was World Whistleblower Day. It’s our way of saying a big thank you… Read More »