Real estate scams need high-tech attention, say Vancouver and Canadian experts

Dan Zitting, chief product officer for Vancouver “big data” analytics firm ACL, is an expert on detecting patterns of crime in vast pools of data. In interviews, he explained his fears of widespread fraud in B.C.’s property market, and how Canadian agencies could start tackling it. (Vancouver Sun, April 6, 2016)

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Three Keys to Preventing Fraud in Oil and Gas

ACL's Kris Hutton discusses the three key steps to a successful fraud management program to prevent, detect, and reduce fraud in the oil and gas sector. (The Compliance & Ethics Blog, January 2016)

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ACL transitions to cloud for broader global reach

ACL did something few companies its size can accomplish without slowing down: it transitioned 90 percent of its customers to the cloud. (GRC & Fraud Software Journal, January 15, 2016)

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Three keys to preventing fraud in oil & gas

In a recent article published by Oil + Gas Monitor ACL’s Kris Hutton highlights three key steps to managing a fraud program successfully in the oil and gas sector by outlining three pillars of fraud detection: assessment, mapping and monitoring.

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Three Keys to Preventing Fraud in Oil & Gas

Kris Hutton from ACL outlines three key steps to a successful fraud management program to prevent, detect, and reduce fraud in the oil and gas sector. (Oil and Gas Monitor, December 21, 2015)

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ACL offers ‘Inspirations’ with broad capabilities

For its fall 2015 release, ACL offers subscribers unlimited access to “Inspirations,” a customer portal that features multiple forms of interactive, user-generated and knowledge-based content. (Fraud Journals, December 17, 2015)

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Text Analytics: a hot new thing…or just another thing auditors have been doing for years?

Many of the ways that ACL data analysis tools are used for audit and risk management purposes are actually very good examples of text analytics. It is pretty hard to avoid noticing that data analysis is a very hot topic—not just in the world of audit and risk, but particularly in the world of information [...]

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How to prevent employee theft and fraud with data analytics

An article by John Verver, “The Enemy Within: Stopping Employee Fraud,” has published in the UK’s Global Banking & Finance Review. John provides advice on applying data analysis to address travel & entertainment (T&E) expense and purchasing card (P-Card) fraud. Excerpt: Despite the reality that no control system is perfect, some organisations continue to believe [...]

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Top 25 Tests for Every Organization: Test 11, Payroll Phantom Employees

The hired hands of super villains often walk among us. They hide in plain sight, impossible to distinguish from the innocent bystander. Such is the case with phantom employees. A payroll transaction file contains thousands of legitimate employees, and it's nearly impossible to distinguish them at a glance from the employees that are fictitious. There [...]

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