Link Analysis and Crime – An examination.

Posted by Tyler Wood, Operations Manager at Crime Tech Solutions The topic of fraud is widely discussed, and the focus of thousands upon thousands of articles. Television shows such as Crime, Inc and American Greed have become popular due, in part, to our fascination with the topic of fraud. The organizations that are affected by … More Link Analysis and Crime – An examination.

Uncovering Fraud means Uncovering Non-Obvious Relationships

Posted by Tyler Wood, Operations Manager at Crime Tech Solutions Although no fraud prevention measures are ever 100% foolproof, significant progress can be achieved by looking beyond the individual data points to the relationships between them. This is the science of link analysis. Looking at data relationships isn’t straightforward and doesn’t necessarily mean gathering new … More Uncovering Fraud means Uncovering Non-Obvious Relationships

Perhaps a nice change at NICE Actimize?

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Though not publicly released, news out of NICE Actimize is that long-time CEO Amir Orad is leaving the company effective May 1. Indicative of the ‘what a small world this is’ nature of the financial crimes technology marketplace, former Pegasystems co-founder and head of Americas for BAE Systems Detica, Joe Friscia, … More Perhaps a nice change at NICE Actimize?

Part Two: Major Investigation Analytics – Big Data and Smart Data

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. As regular readers of this blog know, I spend a great deal of time writing about the use of technology in the fight against crime – financial and otherwise. In early February, in Part One of this series, I overviewed the concept of Major Investigation Analytics and Investigative Case Management … More Part Two: Major Investigation Analytics – Big Data and Smart Data

Robbing the Casket, What Happens In Vegas, and Railroad Ripoffs: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 12/21/2013

To all of our readers… Have a great Christmas season and see you in 2014! Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Another case of worker’s compensation premium fraud. You may recall my previous post on this subject. It’s worth reading. http://manasquan.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/owner-of-wallbased-roofing-company-indicted-for-fraud-and-theft You’ve heard of robbing the cradle. This is robbing the casket, I suppose… http://www.13abc.com/story/24279926/funeral-home-owner-charged-with-theft-fraudMore Robbing the Casket, What Happens In Vegas, and Railroad Ripoffs: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 12/21/2013

Bananas, Politicians and Navy Blue: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 01/02/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Be sure to check out “Investigating the Investigations” Part One and Two! In the meantime, here are this week’s weird headlines: I can’t believe he tried to slip this one past investigators. Maybe he’ll win on a peel… http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/12/maurice-owens-to-appear-in-court-on-metro-banana-peel-fraud-charges-97541.html A dishonest politician?  Now I’ve heard everything! http://www.wishtv.com/news/indiana/nw-indiana-politician-to-admit-6-wire-fraud-counts He couldn’t just … More Bananas, Politicians and Navy Blue: Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 01/02/2013

Drag Queens, Silk Road Shutdowns, and Video Killed the Real Estate Fraud – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/29/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Perhaps there is no Spanish term for “lay low, fraudster”? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-youtube-video-leads-to-arrest-of-man-wanted-in-fraud-case-20131010,0,1636077.story#axzz2j9ClBao3 Feds take down “eBay for drugs” site. I wonder if “Buy it Now” was popular? http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/feds-take-down-online-fraud-bazaar-silk-road-arrest-alleged-mastermind/ Drag Queen Shakedowns… Only on Bourbon Street. http://theadvocate.com/news/7402011-123/celebrity-scam-artist-arrested-in

Shockers, Lawyers, and Worst Boss Ever – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/11/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Shipping a car to Nigeria? Seems like an awful lot of work for a fairly stupid scam… http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fraud-conviction-man-reported-car-133000007.html SHOCKER! Online advertising is often fraudulent! http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/4-Ad-Execs-Just-Admitted-That-Online-Adtech-Is-4888221.php Why is it so darned hard to feel sorry for lawyers? http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/crime/fl-rothstein-attorney-arraign-20131011,0,4341539.story “Here’s your paycheck. Gonna need half of it back, though.” Worst. Boss. … More Shockers, Lawyers, and Worst Boss Ever – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/11/2013

Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/4/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood I’m sure the Gypsies just wanted to help… No? http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=23299 You just can’t make this stuff up. Thai prostitutes hired to kill rhinos in trophy hunting scam. http://planetsave.com/2011/07/24/thai-prostitutes-hired-to-kill-rhinos-in-south-african-trophy-hunting-scam/ Ummm… she may have had a ‘brain injury’ when she thought this one up…. http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/justice/boston-one-fund/index.html Good cop? No… bad cop http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/10/04/Miami-police-officer-found-guilty-of-identity-theft-tax-fraud/UPI-26251380893747/ Posted … More Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/4/2013