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1st Edition

A Comprehensive Look at Fraud Identification and Prevention

ISBN 9780367871338
Published December 10, 2019 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

Fraudulent activity can approach you or your organization through a variety of avenues, ranging from the cyber world, social media, unsolicited e-mails, poor hiring practices, dishonest associates, and weak operating procedures. With a focus on prevention measures, A Comprehensive Look at Fraud Identification and Prevention presents proven tips, advice, and recommendations for fraud awareness, protection, and prevention.

The book supplies a detailed examination of the wide range of threats that exist to provide you with a plan to protect the assets of your organization, and even your own assets, against the many faces of fraud in today's technologically advanced environment. The many types of fraud covered include:

  • Employee theft and fraud

  • Organizational fraud

  • Identity theft and fraud

  • Fraud against the elderly

  • Internet, computer, and e-mail fraud

  • Ponzi and pyramid schemes

The methods of prevention presented in the book are based on what is referred to as the path of least resistance. With fraud and other types of criminal activity, criminals take the path with the fewest barriers in their way. By implementing the methods presented in this book, you will be able to deter would-be criminals and send them on their way to search for easier targets with fewer barriers.

Discussion categories include identification and prevention aspects for organizational and individual frauds along with the many avenues used to facilitate the attacks. Explaining how some fraud typologies can overlap and co-mingle, the book provides the methods you need to protect your organization, and yourself, from becoming a target and victim of fraud.

Table of Contents

Fraud. Employee Theft and Fraud. Organizational Fraud. Small Business Fraud. Investment Fraud. Organized Retail Fraud/Theft. Frauds Targeting the Individual. Frauds against the Elderly. Advance Fee Fraud. Identity Theft/Identity Fraud. Internet Fraud. Internet, Computer, and E-mail Fraud.

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James "Rick" Youngblood, CPP, CFE, has extensive experience in the fields of loss prevention, security, investigations, law enforcement, and fraud. A retired chief warrant officer from the US Army with more than 21 years on active duty and in the National Guard as a CID (Criminal Investigation Command) special agent, Rick has authored numerous articles on the topics of fraud, security, and loss prevention for many national publications and has provided presentations on fraud, security, and loss prevention for many national and international organizations, including ASIS (Advancing Security Worldwide•), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute for International Research, and more. He is also a current and longtime member of the ASIS Crime and Loss Prevention Council and is a member of the ASIS Investigations Council.Rick holds a master’s degree in financial management and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice/business management.