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Fraud Talk

Fraud Talk is the ACFE's monthly podcast. In these sessions, we break down case studies, talk with the industry's leading experts and give you more tools to spot, fight and prevent fraud.

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The Power of Data in Fraud Examinations-Jeremy Clopton-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 33

May 2015 - In this month’s episode, Jeremy Clopton, CFE, CPA, ACDA, Senior Managing Consultant of Forensic and Valuation Services at BKD, LLP, discusses the role of a company’s most protected, and useful, data when conducting fraud examinations.

20mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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Mailing Madoff: What Fraud Examiners Can Learn From Talking to Fraudsters-David Weber-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 56

April 2017 - In this episode, David Weber, J.D., CFE, Academic Director of Fraud Management programs at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, discusses his unique relationship with convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff.

17mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #2

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Loose Lips Sink Ships: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Insider Trading-Andrew Snyder-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 55

March 2017 - Andrew Snyder, LMFT, CSAC, speaks to white-collar criminals before they go to prison in his popular “Prison Life” podcast. In this episode of Fraud Talk, we discuss insider trading, the high-profile Scott London case and how he thinks insider traders rationalize their crimes.

16mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #3

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The Panama Papers: Is Tax Avoidance Just a Distraction?-Jeffrey Robinson-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 44-Part 2 of 2

April 2016 - Jeffrey Robinson, bestselling author of 30 books and anti-money laundering expert, discusses what the recent 2.6 terabyte data leak means in the grander scheme of global corruption.

22mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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Combating Increasing Fraud During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Jason Zirkle - Fraud Talk - Episode 97

In this episode, ACFE Training Director Jason Zirkle, CFE, discusses the most common fraud schemes to arise during a natural disaster and, more specifically, which scams have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

24mins

24 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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No One Wants to Eat Lunch With the Investigator - Lyn Cameron - Fraud Talk - Episode 96

Lyn Cameron, CFE, LL.B, is the senior director leading Microsoft’s Financial Integrity Unit, and recently, she was elected to the ACFE's Board of Regents. In this episode, Cameron shares advice on what it takes to build a fulfilling career, oversee case management for complex fraud investigations and manage a team that's spread out all over the world. 

30mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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The Panama Papers: Is Tax Avoidance Just a Distraction?-Jeffrey Robinson-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 44-Part 1 of 2

April 2016 - Jeffrey Robinson, bestselling author of 30 books and anti-money laundering expert, discusses what the recent 2.6 terabyte data leak means in the grander scheme of global corruption.

22mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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The 5 Most Scandalous Fraud Cases of 2019 - Fraud Talk - Episode 94

This month's podcast is December’s Facebook Live recording during which ACFE President and CEO Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, and Fraud Magazine Associate Editor Emily Primeaux, CFE, unveiled the most scandalous fraud schemes of the year. The article is available now on Fraud-Magazine.com.

29mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Who Owns Your Face? Using Facial Recognition Technology in Fraud Examinations-Walt Manning-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 54

February 2017 - In this month's podcast, Walt Manning, CFE, President of Investigations MD, discusses the role technology currently plays in fraud investigations and gives his predictions about the future.

20mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #9

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The Man Who Follows and Recovers Money Around the World - Martin Kenney -Fraud Talk - Episode 91

October 2019 In this episode, asset recovery lawyer Martin Kenney, CFE, shares stories from his decades-long career in finding money lost to fraud and corruption. 

31mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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The Price of Health Care Fraud-Jacqueline Bloink-Jerri Rowe-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 61

September 2017 - In this episode, health care fraud experts Jacqueline Bloink, CFE, CHC and Jerri Rowe, CFE, examine the high cost of health care fraud, not only in monetary terms, but in peoples’ well-being as well. They also discuss setting up their new health care group within the ACFE Community.

11mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #11

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Bank Embezzlers Swindle Their Employers-Annette Simmons-Brown-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 45

May 2016 - Annette Simmons-Brown, CFE, Senior Paralegal at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, explains how two embezzlers — one of a small community bank and the other of a credit union — committed crimes against their employers, and the preventive measures each institution could have used to deter these schemes.

22mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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Unraveled: When an Initial Allegation Brings Down a House of Cards-Gerry Zack-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 42

February 2016 - Gerry Zack, CFE, CPA, CIA, Managing Director in the Global Forensics Practice at BDO Consulting, discusses a case in which his initial investigation of an embezzlement scheme and cover-up led him to uncover a deeper web of lies and deceit.

21mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #13

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The Anatomy of a Business Email Compromise Scam - Mason Wilder - Fraud Talk - Episode 87

Mason Wilder, CFE, ACFE Research Specialist, breaks down a recent business email compromise (BEC) scam that left a Catholic parish $1.8 million poorer, and discusses how you can protect your organization from future cyber attacks.

23mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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Be Fearless: The Career Path of a Fraud Examiner-Chris Ekimoff-ACFE Fraud Talk-Epsiode 29

January 2015 - Chris Ekimoff, CFE, CPA, Director at FTI Consulting, advises listeners to ask questions, be fearless and make tough choices when developing your career as a fraud examiner.

20mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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Easy Ways Businesses Can Protect Themselves From Identity Theft-Liseli Pennings-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 48

August 2016 - From the complexities of multi-layer authentication to simple practices like electronically wiping equipment before disposal, Liseli Pennings, CFE, training director of the ACFE, shares some ways that organizations can protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft.

21mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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Accounts Payable Clerk Steals $250,000 from Local Transit Entity-Jack Little-ACFE Fraud Talk-Episode 35

July 2015 - John E. “Jack” Little, CFE, CPA, Senior Lecturer of Accounting at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, examines a recent case in which an accounts payable clerk at the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) diverted nearly $250,000 of cash out of TCAT accounts using a fraudulent check scheme.

19mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #17

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Stories Behind the Numbers

Each of the 2,690 real cases of occupational fraud reported in the ACFE’s 2018 Report to the Nations has a unique story behind it. Dive deeper by reading these case studies from the investigating CFEs.

21mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #18

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Fraud Is the New Black: 3 Frauds Perpetrated From Prison - Julia Johnson - Fraud Talk - Episode 88

Julia Johnson, CFE, Research Specialist at the ACFE, breaks down three recent case studies of frauds that were committed from behind bars. She explains how the schemes were perpetrated and what fraud examiners can learn from each case.

23mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #19