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Mitigating fraud risk by raising awareness and capacity-building

Fraud has many faces and is not confined to the most commonly occurring schemes such as bribery and corruption asset misappropriation including larcency and and embezzlement. Financial statement fraud and all forms of forgery which result in fraudulent documents, statistics, reports and statements are just…

Fraud Awareness Week 2016: 13-19 Nov.

“They are in for the money.” “Another disgruntled one.” “They stretch the truth for the dough.” And so it goes on. Grumpy commentary, overheard. Whistleblowers have been given a bad rep – ask by whom -, but is it true and are they really all the same? One…

All whistleblowers are the same. True?

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The whistle-blower lawsuit Donovan v. Volkswagen Group of America Inc., 2016-151877-CD, Circuit Court, Oakland County, Michigan (Pontiac), filed on 8th March by a former  Volkswagen-employee, brought to light what the tone at the top can cause in terms of management of reputational and litigation risk.  Volkswagen, founded in…

Risk: rogue culture killed das Fahrvergnuegen

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Listen to the think piece Ethics are and remain rather unfashionable, it seems. Keen to compete and keen to impress, fashion firm KTZ – les enfants terribles behind UK fashion label Kokon to Zai – committed something much more serious than a fashion faux pas.…

Unfashionable: intellectual property risk

If you work in or experience bystander exposure to, an organizational or corporate zero-error environment you may quickly pull the dots together. Data, spanning from KLIs* over KPIs* and KCIs* to KRIs* and beyond, i.e. the whole spectrum of performance metrics may be fear-inducing per…

Data, the politics of risk, and botox

The hack, as far as we know, committed by two British teens, that got TalkTalk yet again unwanted negative attention, has been deemed ‘unsophisticated’.  So far, the handling of the case has displayed all the usual reactions: apologies, reassurances, wordy statements aiming at damage control –…

An unsophisticated hack: data lost, weaknesses revealed

Liam Neeson offers to endorse your skill set on LinkedIn. Nice one, you may think.  Is he qualified to judge? Remind me, where did you meet…? The strategy is not aimed at being taken seriously, obviously, rather it is a smart marketing tool for the…

Have you worked with Liam Neeson?

Today, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) posted a note saying that a former BlackRock Asset Management Managing Director had been deemed unfit for the job (as approved person) due to his repeated failure to purchase a valid travel ticket.  These repeated rather minor acts of cheating, if…

Ethics – effective and questionable approaches