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International Fraud Awareness Week - November 16 - 22, 2014 -
Facts About Fraud -
International Fraud Awareness Week ends tomorrow, but this is our last blog post celebrating #fraudweek....more
US government regulators have become more aggressive in their detection and enforcement of fraud against the government. One of the key tools they are using to combat such fraud is the False Claims Act. Most FCA cases are...more
Facts About Fraud -
We're more than half way through International Fraud Awareness Week. So we bring you our fourth fraud fact:
Fraudsters may behave a little differently.
Now that doesn't mean you need...more
Last Wednesday the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a whistleblower suit brought by a pharmacist against his former employer, the Shopko pharmacy chain, for what he alleged was fraudulent billing of Medicaid by...more
Whistleblower tips are one of the most effective ways to uncover fraud and bribery -
Every morning once I've grabbed my cup of "wake me up", I head to my desk and troll the internet for interesting stories and coverage...more
Here at Whistleblower Security, we’ve covered basically every type of fraud from phone fraud to check fraud to academic fraud to even food fraud.
Now it’s time to talk about scientific fraud....more
Every Halloween, the cute traditional images re-emerge from our closets and the attics. Ghosts, gravestones, plastic pumpkins, and perhaps the most common of all – skeletons. Given the recent heightened status of...more
Four whistleblowers will be awarded a sum of $3.9 million after reporting intentional overcharges made to the United States Air Force by airplane manufacturer Boeing. Boeing paid $23 million total in settlements after the...more
Global Corruption Survey -
Transparency International carried out a Global Corruption Survey for 2013 to just under 100 countries. The results from this survey indicate that one in four people had paid a bribe to a...more
A past law helps modern day fraud fighting -
I've always been fascinated by the Civil War era. It probably had something to do with my first watching the TV series North and South. The costumes, beauty, characters,...more
In a trio of speeches given at separate events on September 17, 2014, Department of Justice (“DOJ”) officials announced new initiatives and points of emphasis in the Government’s ongoing efforts to hold corporations and...more
On Sept. 17, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder raised the prospect of amending FIRREA — the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 — to increase its whistleblower awards with the goal of further...more
It seems that Tesco has been artificially inflating its profits by £250m, and in the ensuing fiasco, has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director.
A whistleblower's warning had payments from...more
Nonprofits help shape, empower, and strengthen many underserved communities with the aid of donors who believe and trust in the organization’s mission. These goodhearted missions come with accountability to both donors and...more
Have you been following the recent scandal at the US Patent Office? It’s been an interesting case to watch.
In late August, the Commerce Department sent a memo to 47,000 employees reminding them that “erroneous...more
New Criminal Division Review Process for Qui Tam Complaints Expands Main Justice Involvement and Threatens Greater Criminal Exposure in Whistleblower Investigations.
The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal...more
On August 29, 2014, the Eighth Circuit ruled that False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblowers with knowledge of employer billing practices are not necessarily required to identify specific examples of fraud to survive a Rule 9(b)...more
37-year-old Kun Huang, a Chinese-Canadian citizen, is finally returning to his home in Vancouver after spending the past two years in a Chinese jail. During his time there, he was briefly released on bail, but quickly...more
Former Moody’s analyst, Ilya Kolchinsky, has accused the credit rating powerhouse of overstating its ratings for countless toxic mortgage-backed securities that caused the financial meltdown in 2008, misleading investors and...more
On August 25, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a claim brought by a former employee of Fannie Mae alleging violations of the anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the...more
You might think that when it comes to fighting fraud in the workplace, that the best methods are too expensive, too high-tech, or too complicated.
Turns out, the best way to fight fraud actually starts with a tip....more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced the latest whistleblower bounty awarded under the Dodd-Frank Act, which authorizes rewards for original information about violations of securities laws....more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced the latest whistleblower bounty awarded under the Dodd-Frank Act, which authorizes rewards for original information about violations of securities laws. ...more
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently granted a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a SOX whistleblower retaliation claim, concluding that the plaintiff did not engage in protected activity. Fuqua...more
The U.S. Attorney General recently intervened in a qui tam case brought by a current employee of California-based computer software giant Symantec Corporation, alleging violations of the federal, California, Florida and New...more
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