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November 5, 2019

Vulnerability assessments, or risk assessments as many of you know them as, are the core of a counter fraud strategy as organization can find gaps and weak links in their eco-system. This is an important exercise as it will identify those doors that the fraudsters will...

August 26, 2019

Fraud with no boundaries. 


This beautiful photo was taken after hiking to the peak of Huayna Picchu; the view is looking south toward Machu Picchu and the border of Chile and Bolivia. 


I am asked quite frequently about my opinion of the landscape of fraud on an interna...

July 29, 2019

On a recent visit to Italy, I became immersed into the counter fraud culture of this unique area. During my many hours consuming pasta, pizza, and red wine, I pondered how this country has extremely unique fraud challenges. 


Statistics reveal that there is a very high...

June 24, 2019

Let's kick off this article with a math 101 exercise to pique your interest in internal fraud. Consider your company revenue during 2018 and then calculate 5% of that figure; this number is the amount you are losing to internal fraud! Here are other disturbing statics:


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May 8, 2019


Many of you are aware that I have proposed opportunity theory as a conceptual framework to help us understand the nature and reasoning behind fraud behavior. The main belief of this theory is that carriers need to focus on reducing the opportunity for fraudsters to co...

February 28, 2019

The future landscape; will the future look like this beautiful picture I took while hiking in Aguirre, Costa Rica?

Anyone that reads any insurance and/or fraud industry publication is aware of the fact that there is an insurmountable number of areas that the insurance i...

January 24, 2019

Viewing the Matterhorn from the beautiful Swiss city of Zermatt can be unbelievably intimidating. While on a recent trip to the area, I had booked a rock climbing adventure that would take me within the throws of this legendary mountain. The night before the trip I rec...

January 3, 2019

In this blog I will discuss some of the most important topics to consider when addressing issues of data analytics as a fraud tool. Feel free to provide feedback on what you have seen successes in and what areas are still opportunities for you. 


There are significant g...

December 11, 2018

In the last year, one of the most significant trends I have seen is carriers asking about internal fraud,  specifically inquiring as to detection methods to help identify and prevent this unfortunate occurrence. Talking about ways to monitor internal employees is alway...

November 21, 2018

Reports claim that Jack the Ripper trolled the Ten Bells Pub, located in Spitalfields, London, searching for victims. Accounts are unconfirmed, but stories relate the pub to this notorious serial killer and help to fuel the macabre vibe in this part of London. I had th...

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