Every age has a peculiar folly; some scheme, project, or phantasy into which it plunges, spurred on either by the love of gain, the necessity of excitement, or the mere force of imitation.
~Charles Mackay, 1841
Image of the South Sea Bubble mass delusion, from Mackay, C. (1841), Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, London, Richard Bentley.
Defending Organizations Against Fraud
Every organization can expect to lose one percent of its top line to fraud, waste, and abuse. Even smaller, tightly controlled companies that may indeed experience no internal wrongdoing can still suffer overcharges from vendors or landlords, or receive goods and services below expected specifications.
Healthy organizations meet the challenges of fraud on their own terms, as opposed to waiting for the media, regulators, or law enforcement to get a hold of their problems.
We help defend organizations against fraud, through proven techniques in prevention, detection, and response. We help protect leaders from surprises, and help keep their organizations from landing on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for the wrong reasons.
Our Programs Deliver
Measurable Returns. We have helped organizations identify and recover millions lost from vendor overpayments, unbilled revenues, employee expense reimbursement abuse, and payroll issues.
Safer, More Ethical Environments. The mindset of vigilance we teach our
clients provides value that cannot be measured:
A school district learned that although they performed background checks on their own employees, one of their vendors sent a convicted pedophile onto school property;
A national grocery chain learned a buyer, because they were receiving kickbacks from a local supplier, looked the other way while the supplier delivered produce containing unacceptable levels of mold into the stores;
A large county discovered a vendor had not been performing maintenance
on fire extinguishers in their buildings, though the vendor was billing for the service.
Better Intel. We help organizations identify problems others do not see. Early identification of exposures allows leaders to address the issues before the losses become too great, or the entity's reputation becomes damaged. By understanding the cause and effect of the problem, we help avoid a recurrence.
More Rewarding Careers. There is real satisfaction in uncovering and
resolving hidden problems. We have trained people for years to weave our techniques into their daily routines. Identifying cost leaks and missing revenues expands responsibilities and
opens opportunities for career advancement. Our clients and seminar attendees can increase recognition and credibility by protecting their leaders from unpleasant surprises.