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

IBM Crime Analytics: Missing the mark? CTS Hits the bullseye!

Posted by Crime Tech Solutions – Your source for analytics in the fight against crime and fraud. September 7, 2015. IBM announced this week a major update to its IBM i2 Safer Planet intelligence portfolio that includes a major overhaul of the widely used Analyst’s Notebook product. The product, which has become increasingly abandoned by its user … More IBM Crime Analytics: Missing the mark? CTS Hits the bullseye!

The Name Game Fraud

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. Alright everybody, let’s play a game. The name game! “Shirley, Shirley bo Birley. Bonana fanna fo Firley. Fee fy mo Mirley. Shirley!” No, not THAT name game. (Admit it… you used to love singing the “Chuck” version, though.) The name game I’m referring to is slightly more sinister, and relates … More The Name Game Fraud

Using Link Analysis to untangle fraud webs

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. NOTE: This article originally appeared HERE by Jane Antonio. I think it’s a great read… Link analysis has become an important technique for discovering hidden relationships involved in healthcare fraud. An excellent online source, FierceHealthPayer:AntiFraud, recently spoke to Vincent Boyd Bryant about the value of this tool for payer special … More Using Link Analysis to untangle fraud webs

Part 2: Investigating the Investigations – X Marks the Spot

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Part One of this series is HERE. Most of the financial crimes investigators I know live in a world where they dream of moving things from their Inbox to their Outbox. Oh, like everyone else, they also dream about winning the lottery, flying without wings, and being naked in public. But … More Part 2: Investigating the Investigations – X Marks the Spot

Lottery Fraud – How lucky can you get?

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. Two weeks ago, I wrote in this space about some interesting experiences I’d had working through Workers Compensation Premium Fraud at a government run program. This week, I received a fraud alert about a retailer being banned from ever selling lottery tickets, and it reminded me of a great exercise I underwent … More Lottery Fraud – How lucky can you get?