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ACFE Ireland Chapter

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Jim Oakes, President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners  UK Chapter together with Tim Harvey ACFE UK Director were pleased  and honoured to attend and participate in an advisory capacity at the inaugural meeting of Irish ACFE members held in Dublin on 9 July 2015. The evening's event was a great success and the members […]

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Women Can Commit £millions of Fraud Too

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It is received wisdom that more frauds are committed by men than women, and that the bigger the amount stolen, the more likely that the perpetrator will be male. The story of Joyti Waswani is one that defies that stereotype. She believes that given the right motivation and opportunities women might well get involved in […]

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UK law enforcement bodies start campaign against cyber crime

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UK law enforcement bodies start campaign against cyber crime The National Crime Agency (NCA), the police, and a range of partners across industry and the public sector have launched a campaign to help the public and small businesses guard against cybercrime. The NCA is producing customised intelligence reports together with the UK’s Computer Emergency Response […]

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London Based CFE Exam Review Course & Exam

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London Based CFE Exam Review Course and Exam   Mishcon de Reya has been appointed by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as its authorised trainer in England to deliver the CFE Exam Review Course and CFE Exam. The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) qualification positions you as a leader in the anti-fraud community and […]

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Data Compromise and Social Engineering

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Data Compromise and How it Makes Social Engineering That Much Easier It is being heavily reported today that a data compromise at Talk Talk has led to direct fraud attempts against customers. Although the Telecoms firm has reiterated that no sensitive payments details, i.e. bank accounts, were lost, it appears that fraudsters do have sufficient […]

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The Financial Cost of Fraud 2015

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  The Financial Cost of Fraud 2015 British businesses suffer a loss in the region of £98.6 billion every year due to fraud and mistakes. This eye-watering statistic is just one of many contained within the 2015 annual review of The Cost of Fraud published by accountancy firm PKF Littlejohn and the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at […]

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Stop Operational Fraud With Improved Policies, Data Analytics – by Jim Oakes

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  Stop Operational Fraud With Improved Policies, Data Analytics With the number and frequency of occupational fraud incidents continuing to rise, according to Verizon’s 2014 Global Data Breach Investigation Report, organisations’ top insider threat is staff members taking advantage of their systems’ access privileges to commit nefarious acts. Interestingly, the report indicates that the vast […]

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The Changing Face of Fraud – a KPMG Update.

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KPMG have issued a telling press release concerning fraud trends … it is reproduced here in it’s entirety with due acknowledgement and thanks to the author and the company.   Fraud cases totalling £317 million were recorded in the first half of 2014, according to KPMG’s latest Fraud Barometer. The figure represents a 39 percent […]