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    How Shell Company Fraud Works

    by on December 13, 2010

    It was the perfect crime.  For only $35, Paul was “in business.” That small investment bought a fictitious-name or DBA (doing business as) certificate — which was the key to his grand plan to defraud his employer.

    He used the certificate to set-up a bu…

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    Why Do Small Businesses Suffer the Biggest Fraud Losses?

    by on December 3, 2010

    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) recently published the 2010 Global Fraud Report.  In it, this stunning revelation is offered: Businesses lose an estimated 5 percent of their revenues to fraud.

    ACFE claims that companies with less than 100…

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    Do You Have Too Many Checks Written to Cash?

    by on November 29, 2010

    Mike’s day couldn’t have gone any better.  The boss was leaving on that long overdue vacation, and asked him to hold down the fort.  In this case, “holding” also included the signature stamp.  It was only a few days ago when Mike wondered how he’d…

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    Are These Simple Accounting Mistakes Costing You Money?

    by on November 11, 2010

    Let’s face it.  We all make mistakes.  Sure, it’s great to learn from what doesn’t work, but actually paying for those mistakes is something we’d all like to avoid.  In the case of simple mistakes, it’s often one small detail that makes the differ…

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