The OFE’s Role in Combating Tax Fraud


When it comes to the IRS, tax fraud is one of its biggest and most urgent concerns. Launched in 2020, the IRS established the Office of Fraud Enforcement (OFE) is order to focus more strategically on combating tax fraud. Fraud detection has long troubled the IRS, so the OFE serves to “promote compliance by strengthening…

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Lessons Learned from the Enron Scandal

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What Was the Enron Scandal? At one point in history, Enron was one of the most powerful companies in the United States. The Houston, Texas based energy company was applauded for its expansions and ambitious projects, earning the title of “America’s Most Innovative Company” by Fortune for six consecutive years between 1996 and 2001. In…

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Corporate Fraud Spike is Inevitable

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From financial statement fraud to cybercrimes, and many other types of fraud in between, 2021 and beyond is likely to see a rise in fraud reaching nearly every industry. The pandemic has laid the foundation for fraud to run rampant, creating an environment where fraudulent activity will increase due to a number of major factors:…

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Protecting Your Business from Fraud with Proper IT

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No company, big or small, is completely immune from cyber security threats. This current day and age, marked by the booming popularity of e-commerce, means that business owners and individuals rely on computers for everyday communication, sales, banking and more. Unfortunately, fraud can hit small businesses much harder than large corporations. According to the Association…

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Most Common Types of Financial Crimes in the U.S.

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In a broad sense, a financial crime is defined as any type of crime that results in financial benefit to the criminal(s) involved. Financial crimes are carried out by organizations or individuals who seek economic advancement via illegal tactics. Regulatory bodies throughout the world are constantly developing new strategies to fight financial crimes, but the…

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Fraud Prevention Strategies for Your Business

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While it may seem counterintuitive, small and medium sized businesses are far more exposed to the prospect of fraud than large organizations. Approximately 5 percent of annual revenue is lost to internal fraud each year, according to research from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Unfortunately, many businesses focus their fraud prevention efforts on…

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9 of the Biggest Financial Crimes in History

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Financial crimes range from fraud to money laundering, from insider dealing and market abuse to corruption and bribery, and from electronic crime to terrorist financing. While financial crimes have always been a global threat, the last few decades have unearthed just how impactful these crimes can be on the global economy and its stability. Ponzi…

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Fraud Detection and Prevention for Small Businesses

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Any business, no matter the size or scope, has a potential risk of fraud. In fact, according to the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), small businesses are actually the most vulnerable to fraud. According to a study published in 2002, the smallest business organizations, those with less than 100 employees, has the highest levels…

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Strategies to Prevent Small Business Fraud

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While business fraud is prevalent amongst companies of all sizes, larger organizations are less susceptible to fraud compared to small and mid-sized businesses. On top of that, small and mid-sized businesses have a much tougher time recovering from fraud compared to large organizations. In fact, the ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) conducted a recent…

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Payroll Fraud: How To Spot It and Prevent It

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At first glance, something like payroll fraud may seem insignificant and limited in scope. When it comes to employee theft, most small business owners think about little things like stealing from the supply room to get a few extra pens and post-it pads. The reality, however, is that payroll fraud is major threat to businesses…

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