Fraud

What Business Owners Can Do About Insurance Fraud

According to various sources, around 10% of all insurance claims involve fraud. Insurance companies generally pass along the cost of these fraud losses to policyholders in the form of higher premiums. Unfortunately, small businesses, which are generally less able to pay premium hikes, are particularly vulnerable to insurance fraud. To protect your company from losses […]

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Keeping Debtors Honest With a Solvency Opinion

Are you worried your business won’t receive what a liquidating creditor owes it? In most cases, liquidating companies come by their financially distressed situations honestly. But there’s always a chance that a debtor has made fraudulent transfers or taken other steps to hide assets from creditors. A solvency expert can help you and your legal […]

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January Is the Cruelest Month for Retail Return Fraud

For many retailers, January isn’t just the first month of the year: It’s “return season,” when customers bring back their unwanted holiday gifts for refunds or exchanges. Return season can be fraught for businesses if, for example, a higher percentage of gifts are returned than stores expect. According to the National Retail Association, consumers are […]

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How AI and Machine Learning Help Fight Fraud

The biannual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners “Report to the Nations” has repeatedly concluded that the longer fraud schemes remain undetected, the greater the losses for the victimized organizations. According to the 2022 report, the average fraud lasts 12 months and leads to a median loss of $117,000. But schemes that last 25 to 36 […]

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What are Your Job Applicants Hiding?

Checkster, a reference checking company, has found that 78% of job candidates either misrepresent or consider misrepresenting themselves during the hiring process. And a survey by career advice company ResumeLab reveals that 56% of applicants either lied or “stretched the truth” in recent interviews. Findings of other studies vary, but the takeaway is generally consistent: […]

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