Together, Reducing Fraud Worldwide
What do you do in those first critical hours after discovering an allegation of fraud? Are you prepared with formally developed investigative protocols? Can you stop the fraud in progress without alerting the perpetrator? Do you have a response team in place and if so, how do you prioritize the work so ongoing investigations run in parallel and not sequence? Lastly, how do you manage this project for effectiveness and efficiency? These are some of the issues, decisions and problems fraud examiners face in the first few hours of every allegation of fraud. In this session, hear an experienced investigator discuss how to avoid the traps and pitfalls that can derail an investigation by proactively planning ahead in advance.
Exercising professional skepticism is a necessary part of an auditor's job, and especially so when it comes to detecting fraud. But what kinds of questions does a questioning mind ask to identify a fraud perpetrator's trail? How does a mind-set of professional skepticism translate into fraud-finding action? This session will teach auditors how to think like a fraudster to enhance their professional skepticism and improve their ability to uncover fraudulent activity during their audit engagements.
Corporations leverage external suppliers and service providers to reduce operating costs. However, a heightened level of government scrutiny coupled with legislation and regulations have made risk management associated with third-party relationships increasingly important. Smart organisations are looking for ways to effectively implement ongoing measures to assess, monitor and mitigate third-party risks. This interactive session will examine the degrees of risk based on various third-party relationships and discuss best practices for managing third parties within a corporation’s overall ethics and compliance program.
Various sanctions, terrorist and serious crime watch lists are available to anti-fraud professionals and can be utilised for anti-fraud purposes. Led by the architect behind the United Nation's new format for the Al Qaida and Taliban sanctions lists, the session will discuss best practices in watch list screening and the latest developments in identity matching techniques.
Being a whistleblower is a life of constant decision making and second guessing. Once the decision to go ahead is made the uncharted road is treacherous and unknown. Ian Foxley knows what this is like from a personal perspective as a corporate whistleblower revealing widespread corruption and bribery within his organization in a case that is still unravelling today. Hear Ian’s story in his own words, his experiences before and after his coming forward and his on-going efforts to fight corruption and help ease the often difficult path of whistleblowers working with Whistleblowers UK.
As the use of the Internet and mobile technologies, including smartphones, has grown rapidly in recent years so has the opportunity for computer-related crime. Unlawful activity can be committed or facilitated online with criminals trading and sharing information, masking their identity, gathering information on victims and communicating with co-conspirators. Websites, email, chat rooms and social networks can all provide vital evidence in an investigation of computer-related crime, and this session will assist investigators in their efforts to curb such crime.
Data plays an important role in the course of every investigation; in fact, the first detailed data analysis often leads to an investigation. Investigators must be able to understand and use this data and know how to deal with this challenge accordingly. This presentation will illustrate proven data analytics workflows and how to establish them to make your investigations more efficient and effective.
What are companies doing now where risk assessments and due diligence are concerned? What are the areas to look out for and be wary of? In this session, you will learn how the UK Bribery Act and adequate procedures can help companies undertake business in higher risk jurisdictions without tripping up. You will also learn to identify red flags and how to protect your organisation from associate engagement in corrupt practices.
Whether you're in law enforcement or the corporate world, when your case takes an international turn, everything suddenly becomes complicated. In this breakout session, a former FBI Agent with years of experience assigned abroad will explain the ins and outs of pursuing white collar crime in a foreign country.
Get to know your fellow conference attendees while you unwind from the day's educational sessions. The Networking Reception offers a perfect opportunity to connect with anti-fraud professionals from around the region in a relaxed environment. Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided.
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The Audit Commission in England reports annually on current and emerging fraud risks in local government. The report, Protecting the Public Purse, highlights fraud detection activities by councils, based on a unique and comprehensive survey of English local government. No other part of the UK private, public or voluntary sector collects and publishes information in this way. Using this data the Audit Commission has been able to track emerging risks and help councils refocus their investigative resources and raise the overall standard of fraud detection.
In this era of electronic data and increased access to information, organisations are seeking ways to get out in front of fraud and stop it before it occurs. This session will focus on what drives employees to commit dishonest behavior and common fraud scenarios. You’ll also look at ways to eliminate fraud and information misuse, shorten investigative times and reduce the amount of fraud using multiple data sources and predictive analysis.
Deception is an evolutionary masterpiece with success lying in its variation. A new analytical approach examines deception as a progression, where the diagnostic value of linguistic cues depends on how they interact with other cues. This presentation outlines the latest developments in identifying deception in written witness statements and provides a new approach to deception analysis based on sound linguistic theory and empirical testing. Participants should have a good understanding of English grammatical construction and be able to calculate percentages as part of the analysis.
In this luncheon session, Max-Peter Ratzel, Founder of RatzelConsulting and Former Director of Europol will discuss his experiences at Europol and the ongoing efforts by that agency to address critical anti-fraud issues centering around money laundering, terrorism financing and financial crime. His discussion will cover the importance of public and private sector coordination and cooperation in these efforts, what has been done, and what needs to be done going forward. He will give case examples from his vast experience to make his points in this very informative session.
Fraud examiners need effective interviewing skills to obtain admissions and confessions, especially when dealing with difficult situations like a hostile suspect. This session will focus on proven interviewing techniques that the experienced fraud examiner can employ to apply pressure legally, prepare evidence, take notes without making the suspect nervous and obtain a signed, written confession.
In response to the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, companies are addressing options to address allegations of wrongdoing in their corporate environments. Having an internal investigation office is one option, but how effective is this in practice? In this session you will use Siemens as a case study while exploring the challenges and pitfalls of internal resolution versus outsourcing.
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