Fraud

Kickbacks return a portion of the money exchanged in a business transaction as compensation for favorable treatment. They are illegal in the United States and many other countries, but because kickbacks are often disguised as gifts, travel, and entertainment, they can be hard to identify. Intention...

Despite the National Do Not Call registry and features such as caller ID, phone fraud is thriving in the mobile phone era. Using spoofed numbers — which appear to be connected to legitimate government offices and businesses or that resemble your own number — fraud...

To increase brand awareness and influence consumer behavior, businesses of all sizes spend vast amounts on social media marketing. Social media ‘influencers’ can help companies reach and engage customers, but not all influencers operate above board. Here is how to avoid hiring or associating with...

To prevent occupational fraud from cutting into your auto dealership’s profits and generating negative publicity, you need a strong internal controls system. And effective controls start with current and accurate financial statements. It starts in accounting One sign of weak internal controls is an accounting department that...