Now Debuting: Fake CEOs

The corporate fraudster’s newest game: The CEO scam

Kroll Call 

When a company is hit by fraud, more often than not, it’s an inside job. A typical internal fraudster’s traits may or may not be spotted by the trained eye – previous offenses, a gambling addiction, financial problems, the list goes on. But the unwitting accomplice is an equally dangerous threat to any business, as illustrated by a trend in some of Kroll’s most recent fraud reports.

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Two of Madoff's Feeder Funds Liquidate for Victims

Madoff fraud recovery for bilked investors tops $10 billion

Bloomberg

The trustee unwinding Bernard Madoff’s defunct investment firm said he surpassed $10 billion in recoveries for victims -- or about 59 percent of the principal lost in the Ponzi scheme -- after reaching a deal with two offshore funds that funneled money to the fraud.

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A Checklist to Buffer Data Breaches

An anti-fraud checklist for Fraud Awareness Week

Payment Source

More people than ever are becoming aware of the impact of data breaches and the resulting fraud. But what about the rest of the fraud types: internal fraud, account takeover, elder abuse and even the old generic scam?

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Introducing Domain Laundering

Domain ‘laundering’ is the latest fraud threat

The Wall Street Journal 

Several major players in the online advertising ecosystem have very publicly declared their war on fraud. Marketers have spoken up against paying for traffic coming from non-human “bots” or ads that are so tiny they aren't viewable. Now, there is yet another fraudulent tactic for them to worry about.

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Put up a Fight Against Clever Hackers

3-pronged plan is your best defense from credit card fraud

Daily Finance

If you use the headlines as a guide, credit and debit card fraud has never been scarier. We have seen massive data breaches at Target and Home Depot, reminding us of our vulnerability in a digital world. Clever hackers can steal the personal information of more than 100 million shoppers with relative ease.

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