What does a fraudster look like?
What are fraudsters really like? Are they all psychopaths? To fight fraud we need an accurate picture of who commits these offences.
Banking inquiries in their current form serve as political theatre, rather than as a genuine form of accountability.
Members of House Standing Committee on Economics should be asking the directors of Australia's Big Four banks (not the CEOs) different questions, if they really want the right answers.
How to wipe out science fraud.
Is the risk of a criminal conviction enough to deter scientists from publishing bogus research findings?
Head of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, Shaun Abrahams, dropped a fraud charge against the finance minister Pravin Gordhan.
South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority charged the country’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan and two of his former colleagues at the tax authority, Ivan Pillay and Oupa Magashule, with fraud last…
A crack in the culture?
The thousands of Wells Fargo low-wage employees who defrauded customers likely knew how it felt to face unfair overdraft fees or a deteriorating credit rating. So why did they do it?
Identifying repeat offenders doesn’t have to be complicated.
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One simple measure could go a long way to cracking down on illegal activity that is now widespread in Australia.
Proposed laws will put corporate executives in the firing line when the law is broken on their watch.
In Wells Fargo’s case, a discussion often wasn’t required.
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Regulators fined Wells Fargo US$185 million for fraudulently opening up more than two million fake deposit and credit card accounts. Will the victims get their pound of flesh from those responsible?
Tanzania’s government is spending money on students who don’t exist.
Tanzania's government has uncovered evidence of 2 000 "ghost" students who are fraudulently obtaining loans. This costs the country and other students dearly.
Authorities need to do more when people try to report they’re a victim of online fraud.
Victims of online fraud say they're passed from one authority to another when they try to report it, and they're still made to feel they are to blame for being caught out by a scam.
The portrait painted by John Cooke in 1915. Back row: (left to right) F. O. Barlow, G. Elliot Smith, Charles Dawson, Arthur Smith Woodward.
Fossils claiming to be the missing link between ape and humans were manipulated in such a way that Charles Dawson, who discovered them, was most likely the forger.
With home-made sleight-of-hand, it’s possible that the cardholder may buy more than they bargained for.
A loophole in a change to contactless card to prevent fraud had this security sleuth on the case.
Internet scamming is proving to be an attractive career to a considerable number of Nigerian students.
Internet fraud – or ‘yahoo-yahoo’ – has become a way of life for some young Nigerian con-artists.
Online fraud is now the most common type of crime, so what should the police and tech firms do to put a stop to these often invisible attacks.
Philip Green: hit hard by MPs.
Philip Green has been vilified by MPs just as Theresa May vows to take on bad behaviour in big business. New research reveals just how urgent a task this is for voters.
Parliamentary budget offices are considered international best practice – they are intended to bring more honesty to the budget process.
The scandal at Uganda's Parliamentary Budget Office shows that figuring out the proper roles, functions, internal controls, and capacities is more pressing than ever.
The cover of the ‘Weekly Standard’, February 2016.
Two recent controversial cartoons depicting people as apes have raised an important question: what are the legal and philosophical distinctions between harm and offence?
Online fraud can lead to desperate measures for the victims so we need to do more to help them.
Too often the impact of online fraud on people is trivialised, minimised or not even acknowledged by law enforcement agencies, families and friends. But we can do more to help them.
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The government should resist the temptation to soften monitoring efforts aimed at MPs and their families and associates.
Online scammers use a number of tricks to recruit victims.
It's bad enough when someone loses money to an online scam. But some victims can also recruit others into the scam causing even further heartache and loss of money.