If you’re not a voracious reader of blogs, you’re not only missing out on funny cat videos and rumoured deaths (did you hear that Jon Bon Jovi died a few weeks ago?), but also, some interesting blogs about fraud, ponzi schemes and scams.
With 2012 upon us, we thought it would be nice to provide some blogs you might be interested in reading in the coming year.
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￼15 Fraud and Investigation Blogs You Need to Follow (in no particular order:)
1The Confidential Resource – Richard McEachin, of McEachin & Associates, is an outstanding source for investigative research, resources and methods.
￼2PI Telegraph– PI Telegraph is an online magazine for the Private Investigation and Professional Security industry based out of the U.K. with topics ranging from marketing and legal updates to industry news and resources.
￼3ACFE Insights – The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is on the leading edge of fraud and provides news, analysis and commentary on the global fight against fraud.
4￼Ethical Investigator – Philip Segal of Charles Griffin Intelligence provides some insightful commentary on current events and helpful knowledge on a variety of investigative topics.
5￼i-sight Blog – i-sight, an investigation case management software company, provides some great information on ethics, compliance and internal investigations.
6￼Investor’s Watchdog – Investor’s Watchdog, run by a former SEC enforcement branch chief at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, provides some insight into the workings of financial frauds, ponzi schemes and investments scams.
￼7Corporate Resolutions – Joelle Scott of Corporate Resolutions takes a different and sometimes witty (how about the check-the-box-let’s-just-make-sure-he-didn’t-kill-anyone search?) look at some current events and news topics.
8￼The Fraud Files – Tracy Coenen, head of Sequence Inc., takes a deeper look at fraud through the eyes of a forensic accountant on topics ranging from multi-level marketing scams to finding hidden income in divorce filings.
￼9K2 Global Consulting – The blog of K2 Global Consulting, founded by Jules and Jeremy Kroll (Kroll Inc.), provides expertise on compliance, bribery, corruption and insider trading, among other things.
10￼FIND PI – Thomas Humphreys, a Nashville Private Investigator and lead investigator of [Find] Investigations, adds a little fashion (The Sartorial Sleuth – The Well Dressed PI) and style (ever try the Blood and Sand cocktail?) into his posts.
11￼Highwick Associates – Nick Braak, an online reputation protection expert, gives his two cents on your online reputation, social media and privacy.
￼13The American Private Investigator – Paul Jaeb of Heartland Investigative Group has been posting a monthly podcast since 2009 which covers a variety of topics including marketing strategies, the future of the investigative industry and ways to use social media to help your business.
14￼Sherlock’s Case Files – Skipp Porteous of Sherlock Investigations gives you some investigative tips, testimonials, and “tantalizing topics” relating to technical surveillance countermeasures.
15Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes – Guns, Gams and Gumshoes is written by “a couple of PIs who also happen to write” and started teaching online classes to answer questions about private investigators.