byMark Lowers | November 18, 2014

Most managers, and in fact employees at all levels, assume their co-workers are honest and working to do their best for the organization. Unless they are the one who is perpetrating a fraud. Unfortunately, occupational fraud is a lot…

byLowers & Associates | November 17, 2014

This week is International Fraud Awareness Week, a global effort led by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education. We are proud to be among almost 1,000…

byMark Lowers | November 13, 2014

If you are like many business owners and managers, you are certain there are no fraud problems in your organization. Are you really sure? Every two years, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) publishes a new version of…

byLowers & Associates | October 09, 2014

We know the prevalence of occupational fraud is very high, costing organizations of all kinds an average of 5% from top line revenue every year. But what this means is that the importance of preventing these human risk frauds…

byMark Lowers | October 01, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) report on occupational fraud confirms and extends previous findings that fraud is a persistent threat across time and borders. Extrapolating the incidence of fraud from the 1,483 cases…