A recent article published by the Toronto Star highlights the need for doing due diligence prior to entering into new business deals or transactions!!! View Article.
This type of fraud seems to happen more often these days. Forex trading is fraught with risks in itself. To protect yourself, always do your due diligence before investing with any individual and / or company especially online companies who can easily misrepresent themselves.
And don’t stop there. Conducting a post-investment due diligence is a great way to identify when legitimate companies are heading for trouble. Often, companies can cut and run after years in business. There are often signs before hand so if you are paying attention, you may have a better chance to get out before its too late.
Enviro-Lynx Investigation has just won the 2013 FRAUD INVESTIGATOR OF THE YEAR – CANADA award by Acquisition International – the sponsors of the M&A Awards! Enviro-Lynx Investigation has previously won this award in 2012.
For more information, you can visit Acquisition International website for the list of the 2013 Award Winners at: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a87cf23c#/a87cf23c/1
Here is an interesting article on credit card fraud. – http://www.forbes.com/sites/halahtouryalai/2012/10/22/countries-with-the-most-card-fraud-u-s-and-mexico/
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Here is a helpful practical guide for business on managing the risks of fraud. This guide was published by the ACFE, AICPA and the Institute of Internal Auditors: http://www.fraudweek.com/managing-business-risk.pdf
This short and effective presentation from the ACFE provides simple steps any organization can take immediately to help prevent and detect fraud. http://www.fraudweek.com/tips-for-organizations.pptx
One of the best defenses against fraud is a workforce that is trained in prevention and detection. This guide provides useful information and important considerations for developing an anti-fraud training program for your employees: .http://www.fraudweek.com/fraud-training-program.pdf
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For more information on the current state of fraud abuse in North America, you can click to view ACFE’s 2012 Report to the Nation on Occupation Fraud and Abuse. Interesting reading!!!
Here is a great fraud prevention resource from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE): http://www.acfe.com/fraud-prevention-checkup.aspx