Tag Archives: fraud detection

Someone Got Their Hands in Your Cookie Jars?

Embezzlement remains a big problem for districts of all sizes. So, what can your district do to safeguard against embezzlement?

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

If you pay attention to the issue of cyber security and data breaches, you’ll surely hear about a slew of malicious attacks from sophisticated hacking organizations and complex high-tech espionage. Recently, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, even went so far as to say that cyber attacks are the “biggest risk we face” as a nation.

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Tips for Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Recently, a friend of mine got a phone call from his bank to alert him that they were freezing his account. The representative described to him a series of suspicious transactions which were indeed purchases he had not authorized. It turned out to be a scam, and if he had fallen for the ruse, he would have given up personal details allowing unscrupulous people to raid his account.

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Number of ‘Phishing’ Attacks Increasing

In November of 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that approximately 8.3 million U.S. adults were victims of identity theft in 2005. In 10 percent of these cases, thieves got at least $6,000 in goods and services, and in 5 percent of cases at least $13,000.

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Identity Theft: What’s It All About?

The 1990s spawned a new variety of criminals: identity thieves. Identity theft is a serious crime and occurs when a thief obtains some piece of your sensitive information and uses it without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft. As a victim, you can lose job opportunities; be refused loans for education, housing or cars; or even been arrested for crimes you didn’t commit.

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