And so it begins: Fraud Happens launches blog of the week!

I am very pleased to announce the blogs of the week for the week beginning October 10. Given the number of blogs that were submitted, I decided to showcase three blogs instead of just one.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading each of the blogs mentioned below. I found the posts to be engaging, very well researched, and sometimes even humorous! I strongly recommend that you take the time to visit each one! In no particular order, we have…

Ponzitracker Blog

Ponzitracker offers a fresh take on an old problem. This blog is well written and informative, and it does something that is difficult to do – shed new light on an old and often ignored type of fraud.

Jordan Maglich is the blogger behind Ponzitracker. He does a great job summarizing why you should visit his blog:

“This blog is intended to provide a unique insight into this age-old practice, while at the same time assembling a mechanism to track their occurrence and gain an understanding of the true toll, both economic and societal.”

His recent post on a potential $1 billion dollar fraud in China is fascinating. Could this be the beginning of an increase in all types of fraud taking place in China? As more ponzi schemes are discovered in China, I am sure Jordan will discuss them on his blog.

Internal Investigations Blog

Internal Investigations Blog covers a broad range of frauds in a level of detail that few blogs can provide. In addition to the clever titles that draw the reader in, James McGrath, managing partner of McGrath & Grace, provides a view of the inner workings of an investigation. Each post is very well researched and cited. I also like that James includes references to other bloggers.

As a former prosecutor, I can see James’ experience from both sides of the table infused in several posts. On that basis alone, it makes sense to read the blog. Certainly there are many former prosecutors in private practice today, but few that are able to articulate their thoughts with such clarity.

There is so much great content on this blog that it would be helpful to provide a list of posts by month or implement subject word hyperlinks. I would also consider adding an RSS feed and an email signup. Other than that, I will personally add this blog to my reading list. It is well worth the visit!

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog

The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog provides a very detailed discussion of FCPA compliance and risk. I like that Thomas Fox – the site’s owner – shares specific steps that companies may want to consider regarding FCPA compliance, etc. (Thomas’ disclaimer reminds readers to seek appropriate legal counsel before taking action).

Thomas regularly includes mention of other experts in FCPA compliance and provides guest post opportunities as well. That can only help strengthen his brand and validate the accuracy of the information that he provides readers. As a provider of professional services, I personally struggle with how much knowledge and expertise I should share. Thomas seems to have found the balance that works for him. Maybe his approach is something we can all learn from?

Thanks to everyone that took the time to share their blog. Please note that I received a number of blogs written in languages other than English. To be honest, I am not sure how best to review foreign language blogs. I may start a foreign language blog in the near future.

Bloggers – keep up the good work! If I didn’t mention your blog this time around, I reserve the right to visit your blog again in the future!

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About Paul McCormack
I have over 20 years of experience in corporate fraud and intellectual theft prevention, detection and investigation. Unlike many fraud experts, I have both industry and professional services experience. To date, I have conducted over 800 interrogations of fraud suspects including numerous senior corporate executives. As a freelance writer, I have written over 1,000 articles on a broad range of topics. My areas of expertise include: • Asset Misappropriation • Big Data • Bribery, Corruption, and Collusion • Check, Wire, ACH, and Credit Card Fraud • Consumer Fraud • Corporate Security • Cybersecurity • Data privacy (Europe, Brazil, Russia, India, and China) • Drug Trafficking • Embezzlement • Employee Fraud • Executive Protection • Fintech • Financial Statement Fraud • FCPA • Healthcare fraud • Identity Theft • Intellectual Property Theft • Internal Audit • Interrogation Tactics • Loss Prevention • Mobile Fraud • Money Laundering • Operational Excellence • Organized Crime • Payments Fraud • PCI Compliance • Retail Fraud • Risk Management • Terrorism and Counterterrorism • UK Bribery Act • Workplace Violence

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