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USDA warns food purchase program vendors of fraudulent phishing emails

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USDA is warning vendors who wish to participate in USDA food purchase programs of a possible phishing scheme using fraudulent email messages.

Seller beware – fraud is on the rise

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Cautiously investigate an unknown buyer asking for credit.

Trade Alert – Suspicious trading activity observed

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Information assessed by Blue Book Services supports serving notice of observed suspicious trading activity occurrences.

Trading Assistance: How to avoid wire transfer and e-mail scams

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In this article we’ll discuss scams called business email compromise or BEC scams, and identify best practices to help you and your business partners avoid similar misadventures.

Spotting Financial Statement Fraud: Fraud detection

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It’s one thing to learn the warning signs of financial fraud, but it’s much more difficult to actually prove it is occurring.

Spotting Financial Statement Fraud: The red flags

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Fortunately for those seeking to uncover financial statement fraud, whether within their own company or in a potential partner, creditor, or debtor, there are a number of red flags.

Spotting Financial Statement Fraud: Ill-gotten gains

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The benefits of financial statement fraud seem obvious: as with everything else in business, it’s all about the money.

Spotting Financial Statement Fraud: Trapped in the triangle

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The Fraud Triangle can become both a prison and a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Spotting Financial Statement Fraud: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

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Corporate fraud comes in many forms. Asset misappropriation, such as embezzlement and theft, and corruption in the form of taking bribes and payoffs, are the two most widely known.

Bust-Outs: Fraud in the produce industry

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Acts of fraud are in every industry, even produce. But you can protect your business.