byMark Lowers | February 26, 2015

  Managers in every organization are responsible for achieving the objectives identified in their organizations’ strategic plan. We commonly think of these as positive outcomes, such as increasing sales, maximizing profits, expanding market share, and the like. But outstanding…

byLowers & Associates | November 19, 2014

Organizational fraud is a hidden crime. But when it is detected, it is often by a colleague or employee of the perpetrator who happens to discover the fraud – over 40% of the initial detection of a fraud is…

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…