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The State of Fraud in 2020: First of a Six-Part Series

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Every two years, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) commissions a survey of fraud in the United States and abroad…. Read more »

Count on a Forensic Accountant to Ferret Out Hidden Assets

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. In divorce proceedings and certain types of commercial litigation, counsel may suspect that the opposing side has hidden some assets. A… Read more »

Vigilance Can Stave Off These Common Payroll Fraud Schemes

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Payroll fraud, says forensic accounting expert David Anderson of David Anderson & Associates, a Certified Fraud Examiner in Philadelphia, is one… Read more »

Forensic Measures Can Fend Off Restaurant Fraud, Keep Your Cupboards Full

Restaurant Owners, While Your Business is Closed or Reduced Due to the Coronavirus, Here Is Something to Consider for Protecting Your Business’s Future  David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the… Read more »

Cash Isn’t Always the Target in Corporate Fraud Schemes

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Although most fraudsters go after cash because it is easier to misappropriate, more and more organizations are being hit with misappropriation… Read more »

Protect Your Data from Fraud and Theft with More Than Just Passwords

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. In last week’s blog, Certified Fraud Examiner David Anderson discussed how using secure passwords can help protect the… Read more »

Create a Secure Password to Help Keep Your Data Safe

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The list of major corporations hit by a crippling data breach is legend; it seems no business is… Read more »

Fraud Investigation Reveals Loopholes in Checkbook Controls

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation and fraud deterrence, litigation support, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Harry Johnson was a savvy businessman who was aware of the perils of not having the proper fraud… Read more »

Forensic Accounting Investigations Unearth Medicare, Medicaid Fraud

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation and fraud deterrence, litigation support, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Government payments to providers under the Medicare and Medicaid programs are based on an “honor billing system,” meaning… Read more »

Data-Mining Software Helps Forensic Accountants Keep Litigation Costs in Check

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation and fraud deterrence, litigation support, and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The use of special data-mining software in complex litigation support and forensic accounting cases can yield significant cost… Read more »

Make Prosecution the Final Step in Your Fraud Deterrence Plan

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. So, you’ve been the victim of fraud. You knew something was amiss.  You hired a Certified Fraud Examiner.  A thorough… Read more »

A Refresher on the Elements of Fraud; Look for the Warning Signs

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including fraud investigation and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. In several earlier blogs, I discussed the three key elements of fraud – Pressure, Opportunity, and Rationalization – a.k.a…. Read more »

When You Collect Taxes, Be Sure to Remit Them in a Timely Fashion

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence programs and forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Almost every organization is responsible for collecting and remitting taxes. These taxes, which occur on the Federal, state, county or… Read more »