Fraud

Author: Edward J. Balleisen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883296
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The United States has always proved an inviting home for boosters, sharp dealers, and outright swindlers. Worship of entrepreneurial freedom has complicated the task of distinguishing aggressive salesmanship from unacceptable deceit, especially on the frontiers of innovation. At the same time, competitive pressures have often nudged respectable firms to embrace deception. As a result, fraud has been a key feature of American business since its beginnings. In this sweeping narrative, Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America—and the evolving efforts to combat it—from the age of P. T. Barnum through the eras of Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff. Starting with an early nineteenth-century American legal world of "buyer beware," this unprecedented account describes the slow, piecemeal construction of modern regulatory institutions to protect consumers and investors, from the Gilded Age through the New Deal and the Great Society. It concludes with the more recent era of deregulation, which has brought with it a spate of costly frauds, including the savings and loan crisis, corporate accounting scandals, and the recent mortgage-marketing debacle. By tracing how Americans have struggled to foster a vibrant economy without enabling a corrosive level of fraud, this book reminds us that American capitalism rests on an uneasy foundation of social trust.

Fraud

Author: David Rakoff
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674007
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A frequent contributor to the New York Times magazine, Outside, Salon, and GQ, and a regular on Public Radio International's "This American Life,"David Rakoff's debut collection of essays is simultaneously laugh-out-loud funny and take-your-breath-away poignant. David Rakoff is a fish out of water. Whether he finds himself on assignment climbing Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire — donning a pair of Timberlands for his trek, only to realize with horror that "the shoes I wouldn't be caught dead in might actually turn out to be the shoes I am caught dead in." — sitting quietly impersonating Sigmund Freud in a department store window...for a month, or musing on the unique predicament of being undetectably Canadian in New York City ("...what's more spicy than being Canadian, I ask you?"), Rakoff has a gift for exposing life's humour and pathos. Fraud takes us places even we didn't know we wanted to go: expeditions as varied as a search for elves in Iceland, a foray into soap opera acting, or contemplating the gin-soaked olive at the bottom of a martini glass. With the sharpest of eyes, David Rakoff explores the odd and ordinary events of life, spotting what is unique, funny and absurd in the world around him. But for all its razor-sharp wit and snarky humor, Fraud is also, ultimately, an object lesson in not taking life, or oneself, too seriously. From the Hardcover edition.

Fraud

Author: J.L. Berg
Publisher: J.L. Berg
ISBN: 0998391212
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Kate O’Malley’s life can only be described as dull, lackluster and completely predictable. Working at a local college, she’s all but forgot what it’s like to have fun. So, on a whim, she decides to take a creative writing class. And the rest, as they say, is history. Killian Turner has just stumbled upon the story of a lifetime. When a debut writer hits the literary scene and has the entire world scrambling to discover her real identity, this hot young journalist will stop at nothing to reveal her dirty little secret, even if it means lying his way to the top. But when the lines of love and reality blur, Kate and Killian must decide what’s truly important—each other or their blossoming careers. Can Kate trust him or will his need for success crush them both? When falling for a fraud, the road to happiness is bound to be a messy one.

Bank Fraud

Author: Revathi Subramanian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470494395
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"Capitalize on technology to halt bank fraudExamining the technology that is needed to combat bank fraud, Bank Fraud: Using Technology to Combat Losses equips corporate security and loss prevention managers with the necessary tools to determine an organization's unique technology needs. Looks at the technology needed to handle data intelligence Provides guidance to assess the technology necessary to battle fraud Features unique coverage of the history of fraud detection and prevention in banking Explores the challenges of fraud detection in a financial services environment; understanding corporate risk exposure; losses per assets; trending over time; benefits of technology Focusing on the financial crimes and insider frauds in operation nationally and internationally, Bank Fraud: Using Technology to Combat Losses arms fraud prevention professionals with authoritative guidance to detect and prevent such crimes in future"--

Fraud

Author: Paul Waldman
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402202520
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In this scathing indictment of the president's integrity, Waldman maintains that George W. Bush has executed a comprehensive and sustained plan of deception to mislead America.

Fraud

Author: Alan Doig
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317133129
Format: PDF
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Fraud: The Counter Fraud Practitioner's Handbook looks at fraud investigation methods and explores the practical options for preventing and remedying fraud. An effective fraud and financial crime strategy involves intelligence and prevention, criminal and civil legal procedures, and asset recovery, all of which may involve investigators, internal auditors, security managers, in-house and external legal counsel and advisors. Your strategy depends on the outcomes you are seeking, the nature of the fraud or crime committed and the countries involved. Fraud provides a clear picture of the role of compliance, civil and criminal legal process in any fraud strategy. Chapters then cover investigation strategies for each of the following types of fraud: benefit, health, procurement, employee, telecoms, fiscal, corporate, charity, legal and accounting. Part Three explores the practical options for fraud prevention and remediation, including both civil and criminal asset recovery. This is an essential reference for both public and private sector fraud and security specialists who need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each element of their organization's strategy against fraud and are seeking to learn from the approach of their colleagues in other industries or organizations. Written by and for practitioners, it is a handbook that deals with the knowledge, detail and the craft that underpins all effective anti-fraud work.

Big Fat Food Fraud

Author: Jeff Scot Philips
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1942872879
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Big Fat Food Fraud gives the public an unprecedented and eye-opening inside look at the corrupt practices of the food and weight-loss industries, which have combined to raid Americans' wallets and to decimate their health. Equal parts The Wolf of Wall Street and Fast Food Nation, Big Fat Food Fraud takes the reader on Philips's colourful, personal journey through the dark underbelly of America's food industry.

Genuine Fraud

Author: E. Lockhart
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0385391382
Format: PDF
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From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel—the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge. Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was. Praise for E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars: “Haunting, sophisticated. . . . Twisty and well-told.” —The Wall Street Journal “[It] will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten.” —Parade.com “You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying but shocking twist ending.” —Entertainment Weekly “An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing.” —The New York Times Book Review “Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Serious Fraud and Current Issues

Author: Sally Ramage
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595356788
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Fraud is big business and it rots the fabric of finance and accountancy, as it is exercised by all day trading of bonds, junk bonds, loans. Twenty-five years ago, fraud was said to be rapidly expanding and manifests itself by shady deals, fraudulently converted cash. Fraudsters who are active, especially electronic fraud, do in fact treat the use of fraud as serious "business" and the execution of frauds as "work", much as other criminals treat their activities as their "job"! Identity theft poses a frightening thought of being taken in by crooks. If twenty-five years ago it was estimated that the amount of fraudulent cash around the world at any one time more than equaled the Gross National Products of several third-world countries, it would not be believed-a damning indictment indeed. In this fascinating and comprehensive study on Fraud the author takes advantage of the fact that people seem thrilled to hear about frauds, like murders. She has prepared works that will use the readers' attention to discuss law enforcement and the consequences of breaking the law by committing frauds.

Fraud 101

Author: Stephen Pedneault
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470647844
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A straightforward guide explaining the nature of financial fraud Fraud continues to be one of the fastest growing and most costly crimes in the United States and around the world. The more an organization can learn about fraud in general and the potential fraud risks that threaten the financial stability of the organization's cash flow, the better that organization will be equipped to design and implement measures to prevent schemes from occurring in the first place. Fraud 101, Third Edition serves as an enlightening tool for you, whether you are a business owner or manager, an accountant, auditor or college student who needs to learn about the nature of fraud. In this invaluable guide, you will discover and better understand the inner workings of numerous financial schemes and internal controls to increase your awareness and possibly prevent fraud from destroying your organization's financial stability. It offers guidance, understanding, and new, real-world case studies on the major types of fraud, including An understanding of why fraud is committed An overview of financial fraud schemes White-collar crime Uncovering employee embezzlements Establishing internal fraud controls The nature of collecting evidence With case studies included throughout the book to gain insight to the real world of fraud, Fraud 101, Third Edition describes the features of fraud and then provides proven methods of prevention, as well as solutions to expose different types of fraud.