How to Tell If Someone Is Lying, According to Science

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying? We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and more. And this is the industrial strength package. We’ll look at how to avoid being deceived by the pros in this arena: con artists. To get…

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God’s Money Is Now My Money

    By Stanley F. Seat, D.Min, J.D., CFE, CPA Houses of worship are havens from fraud, right? Wrong. The author describes how church workers’ erroneous thinking leaves them particularly vulnerable to fraud and what congregations can do to deter and prevent fraudsters’ attacks. The telephone rings, and a pastor tells me that his church’s…

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Leaving The Room During an Interrogation

We see it all the time on television cop shows. The investigator is interrogating a suspect and the suspect offers a strong denial. The investigator gets out of his chair and says, “Fine, if you don’t want to get this clarified I’ll see you at trial.” The investigator just barely steps out of the room…

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Using Open Sources to Stop Online Fraud

  Tyson Johnson, CFE, Vice President of Business Development at BrightPlanet, discusses the value of using open source intelligence on the Deep Web and in social media to stop online fraud. Tyson will also be speaking at the 2014 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference in Toronto. To Listen click here.

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Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Podcasts

Fraud Talk is the ACFE’s monthly podcast dedicated to helping professionals who fight fraud on a daily basis. In these sessions, we break down case studies, talk with the industry’s leading experts and give you more tools you can use to spot, fight and prevent fraud. Listen here.

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2014 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference

Join more than 200 anti-fraud professionals for the 2014 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference in Toronto, September 7-10, 2014. This unmatched opportunity to discover the latest anti-fraud tools, techniques and trends now includes an expanded program with 4 tracks of educational sessions to choose from. Register by August 7, 2014 to save CAD 100 on registration fees*.…

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Use of Deceptive Practices During Interrogation

The landmark US Supreme Court decision addressing deceptive practices during an interrogation is Frazier v. Cupp (1969). In Frazier, the Court upheld a confession from a homicide suspect who was falsely told that an accomplice had implicated the suspect in the crime. The Court ruled that deceptive practices should be evaluated based on the “totality…

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“The Wolf of Wall Street”: The Other Side of the Story

SPEAKER INTERVIEW Gregory Coleman Special Agent, Asset Forfeiture/Money Laundering Team, FBI The Academy Award-nominated film “The Wolf of Wall Street” has garnered nearly as much controversy as it has critical acclaim. The film’s depiction of Stratton Oakmont founder Jordan Belfort’s outrageous lifestyle, fueled by sex, drugs and greed, makes for an entertaining – and wild –…

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Tor’s Hidden Services

The Underground Markets of Onion Routing “On the one hand, anonymity protects the exploitation of children. And on the other hand, anonymity protects the free expression of opposition to repressive governments.” Hillary Clinton Former Secretary of State What is Tor? Tor is free software that provides anonymity for domain names, web services, and the users…

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Addressing the Suspect’s Behavior

It is human nature to cite a person’s behavior as evidence to support some underlying premise. It is an enticing argument to state that because one exhibits an observable behavior it is proof of some consequent conclusion. Consider the following examples of reaching conclusions based on observed behavior: “If you were in proper shape you…

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