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Critical Success Factor #1 for anti-fraud tools: Anonymity

anonymous online whistleblower

When designing FraudCracker, a ground-breaking online fraud reporting solution for companies, founder Dr Gavin Symanowitz identified not only the main problems with existing solutions, but also the critical success factors that an effective fraud reporting mechanism should cover. In this article, he discusses anonymity, the first of these factors https://blog.fraudcracker.com/critical-success-factor-1-for-anti-fraud-tools-anonymity/ #anonymity #whistleblowers #fraud #wrongdoing


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Confidence fraud: how to avoid being scammed

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Confidence fraud, also called romance scamming, is on the rise. But the FBI is coming down hard on perpetrators. Get tips from the FBI on how to protect yourself from online romance scams. https://blog.fraudcracker.com/fbi-clamping-down-on-confidence-fraud/ #romancescam #confidencefraud #staysafeonline


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Africa’s richest woman accused of fraud and corruption

Prosecutors in Angola have accused Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, of committing fraud when she was chairwoman of state oil firm Sonangol. “Luanda Leaks” documents reveal corruption and how she exploited poverty-stricken Angola to build her $2.2bn fortune. She denies any wrongdoing. Read more at https://blog.fraudcracker.com/africas-richest-woman-accused-of-fraud-and-corruption/

#corruption #fraud #Angola


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Will Ukraine’s new whistleblower law punish innocent businesses?

whistle speak upOctober 2019 saw Ukraine’s Parliament introduce the “Whistle-blowers Law”. This gives far-reaching protection to people who blow the lid on corruption in the Ukraine. But the new law has also sparked heated debate. Will Ukraine’s new whistle-blower law punish innocent organisations? However, who needs protection more: the whistle-blower, or the business they are reporting on? Find out more at https://blog.fraudcracker.com/will-ukraines-new-whistle-blower-law-punish-innocent-businesses/


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Every one of us can do something about corruption

Corruption hurts all of us.  Yet most of us think that corruption is “just a way of life” and cannot be prevented. But every one of us can do something about it. Find out how at https://blog.fraudcracker.com/every-one-of-us-can-do-something-about-corruption/ #UnitedAgainstCorruption | #IACD2019 | #IACD2020 | #YouthForJustice


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South Africa needs to do what is right

This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 11-April-2013 issue

I love South Africa and am fiercely loyal to this country. We have so many opportunities here, much more than many other countries. But in 2013 I had an experience that made me deeply question my patriotism. Are we as South Africans losing our humanity? And more importantly, how can we get it back? Continue reading


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Today is global anti-corruption day. So what will you do differently?

Today 9-December is International Anti-Corruption Day. Corruption hurts all of us. As much as we’d like to, we cannot ever stop corruption completely, because there is a lot happening that we don’t even know about.

But we can do something about it:

1. We can report it whenever we see it. In fact, this is why we started FraudCracker.com, to give you a voice in the fight against fraud and corruption, without anyone knowing your name.

2. And we can say no to corruption and wrongdoing when these happen in our daily lives.

It all starts and stops with us. Because our children see our behaviour today, and will behave the same way tomorrow. If they see us as parents offering or accepting bribes, or behaving unethically, then that’s what they’ll do tomorrow.

So starting today, International Anti-Corruption Day, let’s stop corruption while it’s still small and manageable. This is my challenge to myself and to you. Let’s say no to corruption and wrongdoing today, and stop the rot for our children tomorrow!

See the full post at https://lnkd.in/dCECQjs
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