Category: Fraud

Fraud

Is Your Loan in Violation of Florida Usury Law? by Joel Glick, CPA/CFF, CFE


Posted on April 25, 2022 by Joel Glick

Mention of the term “usury” often conjures up images of predatory payday lenders and loan sharks. Yet, the practice of charging an excessive rate of interest on loans or similar lending agreements can occur in various traditional financial transactions as well. To protect yourself, you must recognize the nuances in usury law that differ from one […]

What is Representations and Warranties Insurance? by Daniel S. Hughes, CPA/CFF, CGMA, CVA


Posted on August 31, 2021 by Daniel Hughes

Representations and warranties insurance (RWI) is becoming an increasingly common and required tool to expedite M&A transactions, bridge gaps in deal negotiations and reduce buyers’ and sellers’ risks of financial losses after deals close. At the most basic level, representations are the assertions sellers make about their companies, those entities’ financial positions and past and […]

Exposing Financial Statement Fraud by Richard Pollack, CPA


Posted on August 17, 2021 by Richard Pollack

It has been almost 20 years to the day that one of the country’s largest publicly traded companies filed for bankruptcy protection amid what continues to be cited as one of the largest accounting frauds in history. However, since the collapse of Enron and subsequent enactment of legislation to prevent similar scandals, corporate fraud and […]

IRS Ramps Up Cryptocurrency Reporting Compliance in 2021 by Lewis Taub, CPA


Posted on July 29, 2021 by Lewis Taub

According to the U.S. Treasury, the cryptocurrency market capitalization in April 2021 reached more than $2 trillion. Today, there are approximately 4,000 virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Etherium (ETH), Tether (USDT) and Dogecoin (DOGE), stored and traded on more than 8,600 cryptocurrency exchanges around the world, including Kraken and the largest exchange, Coinbase, which […]

Detecting Fraud in Bankruptcy Proceedings by Richard A. Pollack, CPA


Posted on July 20, 2021 by Richard Pollack

According to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the total number of bankruptcy filings in 2020 decreased nearly 30 percent from the prior year, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. By contrast, the total number of Chapter 11 reorganization filings during the same period increased 18.7 percent from 2019, while the number of […]

COVID-19-Related Identity Theft Scams on the Rise by Joseph L. Saka, CPA/PFS


Posted on February 08, 2021 by Joseph Saka

The IRS warns taxpayers to be on alert to a rise in identity-theft schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including phony offers for government-backed economic relief, access to FDA-approved vaccines or other products falsely marketed as virus cures. In one scam, thieves are directing victims to click on a link in a text message to […]