The ultimate tool for understanding, investigating, and preventing fraud
Fraud is an evil with a life of its own that leaves a financial, repetitional, and emotional toll on its victims. While monumental scandals such as Enron, WorldCom, and Madoff's Ponzi scheme make the front pages, fraud is a daily occurrence impacting companies and individuals alike. Faces of Fraud reveals must-know characteristics of fraudsters and the skills needed to outwit them. Recognized Fraud-Fighting Expert Martin Biegelman draws from his 40 years of experience fighting fraud to profile not only the key traits fraudsters share, but also the qualities fraud examiners must possess to be successful.
Each chapter contains stories from actual cases that the author investigated
Profiles the must-know characteristics of fraudsters and the skills you'll need to outwit them
Reveals the traits of accomplished fraud examiners
Explores the best practices in fraud detection, investigation and prevention to cultivate in order to maximize success
Written by fraud-fighting expert Martin T. Biegelman
Although fraud will never be completely eradicated, there is much that can be done to reduce the number and size of frauds that take place in any organization. Boiling down the key lessons the author has culled from his long career, Faces of Fraud entertains and informs with stories from real cases the author investigated over his long career, and imparts useful tips you can start using right away in the fraud examination field.
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The life of a fraud investigator, warts and all
The different stories and examples of what frauds took place and how they were found was good - the authors extensive experience comes through. A pity the writer over did how "evil" everyone who has done a fraud is, laid it on a bit thick when it wasn't necessary for the story line. I think the book could have been better structured, it did seem to jump around a lot without a clear reason.
Well to be honest if it wasn't related to my work this would be considered pretty boring and dull. I can't imagine many people would be interested in the depth of the sharing unless it is work related.
The narrator sounds like the person who is the author, a pretty over serious individual I would not want to get stuck with at a party - but then not sure it is someone who would like parties.... But the style fit the work so I am not complaining.
It was worth listening for me but I don't think it would be for anyone without a serious interest in the subject. It is not a light hearted read...
- Shanghai Stuart