Fraud Talk
The Insane, Real-Life Story of Crazy Eddie Antar - Gary Weiss - Fraud Talk - Episode 124

The Insane, Real-Life Story of Crazy Eddie Antar - Gary Weiss - Fraud Talk - Episode 124

September 21, 2022

Eddie Antar founded the Crazy Eddie electronics retail chain in Brooklyn, New York, which rose to prominence across the New York-New Jersey area throughout the 1970s. Operating undetected for years, Eddie’s business practices were grounded in fraud from the very beginning. In Episode 124 of Fraud Talk, Gary Weiss, author of “Retail Gangster: The Insane, Real-Life Story of Crazy Eddie,” discusses this wide-ranging fraud case and ultimate unraveling with ACFE Chief Training Officer John Gill, J.D., CFE. 

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Justice for Fraud Victims - Remembering Who We’re Fighting For - Dr. David Glodstein - Fraud Talk - Episode 123

Justice for Fraud Victims - Remembering Who We’re Fighting For - Dr. David Glodstein - Fraud Talk - Episode 123

August 31, 2022

In the fight against fraud, it can be hard to remember why we do it, especially when the fraudsters never seem to quit. Associate professor of accounting, taxation and business law at SUNY Old Westbury, Dr. David Glodstein, began the Justice for Fraud Victims Project to teach his students -- and remind fraud examiners -- who we're fighting for: the victims. In this episode, join Dr. Glodstein, CFE, and Kate Pospisil, CFE, the Communications Specialist at the ACFE, as they discuss the Justice for Fraud Victims Project, why programs like this matter and what we can do to further the fight for justice.

Crossed Wires: Unraveling the Relationship Between Cybersecurity and Fraud - Roderick Chambers- Fraud Talk - Episode 122

Crossed Wires: Unraveling the Relationship Between Cybersecurity and Fraud - Roderick Chambers- Fraud Talk - Episode 122

August 1, 2022

The intersection of cyber security and fraud examination is ever-expanding in our new technological landscape. At the 33rd Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, ACFE Research Manager Mason Wilder, CFE, and Deputy Superintendent and Director of the Intelligence Unit at the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), Roderick Chambers sat down to discuss the importance of technical controls and knowledge to protect your organization from fraud. 

Filling Your Anti-Fraud Toolbox  - Tod McDonald - Garth Leonard - Fraud Talk - Episode 121

Filling Your Anti-Fraud Toolbox - Tod McDonald - Garth Leonard - Fraud Talk - Episode 121

June 29, 2022

Washington State’s Largest Ponzi Scheme was the catalyst for Tod McDonald, CPA to start his company and push for innovation in financial e-discovery. Years later, he and Garth Leonard, CFE, from Valid8 Financial, join ACFE Community Manager Rihonna Scoggins to explore the current resources at hand to combat fraud and how fraud examiners can assess what tools are the right fit for them in this evolving landscape.

The Oxfraud: What a Pseudo-Academic Conspiracy Theory Tells Us About Financial Fraud- Michael Pocalyko- Fraud Talk - Episode 120

The Oxfraud: What a Pseudo-Academic Conspiracy Theory Tells Us About Financial Fraud- Michael Pocalyko- Fraud Talk - Episode 120

June 3, 2022

William Shakespeare is widely considered to be one of the most prolific and influential writers of all time. But one group of individuals, who call themselves “Oxfordians” and their theory the "Shakespeare Authorship Question," falsely claim that what we know to be Shakespeare's plays and poetry were actually penned by someone else. In this episode, ACFE Chief Training Officer John Gill, J.D., CFE, joins Michael Pocalyko, CFE, the CEO of SI, as they look at how the qualities of those claiming to disprove Shakespeare's authorship parallel the character of financial and investment fraudsters.

A Look at the Growing Issue of Medical Identity Theft- Scott Ward - Fraud Talk - Episode 119

A Look at the Growing Issue of Medical Identity Theft- Scott Ward - Fraud Talk - Episode 119

April 27, 2022

While victims of traditional identity theft often catch it quickly, victims of medical identity theft may not know they are victims until they need critical medical treatment. In this episode, Scott Ward, CFE, senior vice president at Qlarant, discusses the insidious nature of medical identity theft, the impact it has on its victims and what people and governments can do to help combat it.

Fraud Now, Pay Later - Fraud Talk - Jim Ducharme - March 2022 - Episode 118

Fraud Now, Pay Later - Fraud Talk - Jim Ducharme - March 2022 - Episode 118

April 27, 2022

In this episode, Jim Ducharme, COO of Outseer, a leading technology company in the fight against payment fraud, speaks on the rise of Buy Now Pay Later services and how fraudsters are exploiting these new avenues of credit. He also discusses identity assurance and how companies are working to combat payment fraud without adding hurdles for consumers. 

Following the Breadcrumbs: Tracing Cryptocurrencies in Fraud Investigations - Larry Nielson - Mason Wilder - Fraud Talk - Episode 117

Following the Breadcrumbs: Tracing Cryptocurrencies in Fraud Investigations - Larry Nielson - Mason Wilder - Fraud Talk - Episode 117

February 24, 2022

“In this episode, Larry Nielsen, a detective who has spent the last several years teaching himself about cryptocurrencies, shares advice for fraud examiners who are interested in expanding their toolkits to accommodate cryptocurrency investigations. He also discusses some of his experiences tracing cryptocurrencies in both a law enforcement capacity and as a consultant.”

Where Fraud and Emerging Technology Meet - Takara Small - Sarah Thompson - Fraud Talk - Episode 116

Where Fraud and Emerging Technology Meet - Takara Small - Sarah Thompson - Fraud Talk - Episode 116

January 28, 2022

In this episode, renowned tech journalist and podcast host Takara Small discusses what the future of data breaches, cybercrime and cryptocurrency might look like for both individuals and organizations. She also speaks about the role online media plays in exposing fraud and the importance of supporting women, BIPOC and young people breaking into the tech space.

Why Psychological Safety is Pivotal for Ethical Company Cultures - Garth Sheriff - Sarah Thompson - Fraud Talk - Episode 115

Why Psychological Safety is Pivotal for Ethical Company Cultures - Garth Sheriff - Sarah Thompson - Fraud Talk - Episode 115

December 14, 2021

During the 2021 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada, the founder of Sheriff Consulting, Garth Sheriff, CPA, discussed the importance of psychological safety for ethical decision-making — and how the lack of it in an organization can lead to disaster.

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