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What You Should Know About the COMB Data Leak

Ron Cresswell, J.D., CFE
Research Specialist

In February 2021, an enormous compilation of breached user data was posted on a popular online hacking forum. Known as the Compilation of Many Breaches (COMB), the data leak is believed to be the largest compilation of its kind. The COMB data leak is so big, in fact, that it could include the data of 70% of internet users worldwide.

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Source: ACFE insights

What We’ve Learned About Fraud Risk Assessment After a Year of the Pandemic

Mustafa Yusuf-Adebola, CFE, CPA, CIA

It’s been a year since the pandemic began and changed the way we work and live. As we all know, one of the key changes to organizations was the migration to remote work. Remote work was not new, but when global health concerns overtook other matters, the virtual world became the go-to solution, thus putting enormous pressure on the existing system of work.

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Source: ACFE insights

Report to the members – 2020

Anti-fraud professionals, like the dedicated members of the ACFE, are vital to organizations around the world. The 2020 Report to the members provides some highlights of what the members have accomplished throughout the past year.

In 2020:

  • More than 1,300 individuals and organizations signed up as official supporters of International Fraud Awareness Week.
  • ACFE chapters raised more than $55,680 for the ACFE Foundation.
  • 6,115 people became Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Remote but engaged

How do fraud examiners conduct fraud examinations when they often can’t meet their team members and subjects in person? These experts — during pandemic constraints — discuss their biggest investigation hurdles, maintaining professional skepticism, best practices, eDiscovery challenges, chain of custody, interviewing constraints and more.

Click here to read the full article by Dick Carozza, editor-in-chief of Fraud Magazine.



Why do people commit fraud?

Explore how pressure, opportunity and rationalization — called the Fraud Triangle — can come together to influence an individual to commit fraud.

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Fraud in the Wake of COVID-19: Benchmarking Report

COVID-19 has affected — and will continue to affect — the business environment in countless ways. Travel bans, employees working remotely, and an increased reliance on technology and economic uncertainty have become the reality for many organizationsaround the world. And while these and other hurdles present numerous logistical and operational challenges, they also open the door to the increased pressure, opportunity and rationalization that can lead to fraud.

To illuminate the global pandemic’s impact on the fight against fraud, the ACFE is undertaking a series of benchmarking surveys exploring how fraud risks and anti-fraud programs are changing in the current environment. The September 2020 edition of the Fraud in the Wake of COVID-19: Benchmarking Report summarizes the results of the second of these surveys, which was conducted from late-July to mid-August 2020. We hope that the information highlighted in this report will help you understand how fraud risk is evolving and the importance of staying ever vigilant in protecting against its harms in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

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Source: ACFE global

How is money laundered?

Learn some of the basic ways fraudsters can clean money they’ve obtained through illegal means.

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