Corporate Investigative Services

Monday, 12 March 2018

Risk Report -- March 2018

Written by Bill Kowalski

Ghosts not uncommon in fraud schemes | Michigan State Senator Bert Johnson pled guilty to a ghost employee fraud scheme, resigned from office and now faces a prison sentence. The fraud netted the senator a mere $23,000 – and was concocted to repay a debt. By putting the ghost employee to whom he owed $14,000 on his state Senate payroll, Johnson invited charges of corruption, conspiracy and theft of taxpayer funds. Payroll audits are key to weeding out such fraud...

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Risk Report -- February 2018

Written by Bill Kowalski

Who has your data? | Personal identifying information is collected, shared and stolen on a daily basis. With so much at risk, subscribing to an identity protection service like LegalShield.com to monitor credit, bank accounts and other data is a must...

Friday, 12 January 2018

Risk Report -- January 2018

Written by Bill Kowalski

Finance directors and bookkeepers do it, too | The society of embezzlers did not resolve to mend their ways in 2018. Fraudsters know no boundaries and can be enabled by their own influence. They get away with brazen schemes because they can – no one questions their actions, checks their records, or enforces oversight. To avoid finding out after the money is gone, schedule a forensic accounting review with Rehmann CIS to make sure your firm’s accounts are in order...

New Guidance Increases Pressure on Schools Not long ago, lawsuits against colleges and universities by students accused of sexual assault or other sexual misconduct were practically unheard of. Today, all of that has changed. A recent study spanning 2011 to 2015, found a sharp increase in lawsuits against educational institutions by students accused of sexual assault. Many of these suits charge the institutions with such violations as denial of due process...

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Risk Report -- December 2017

Written by Bill Kowalski

Is it a holiday deal or a scam? | You can’t touch online merchandise, so distinguishing knock-offs from originals, and deals from scams requires some savvy. Here are some tips to keep you safe this holiday season: Deals – don’t click on unsolicited links to online deals, even if it seems to be from a friend. Fraudsters often send deceptive emails that appear to be from people in your contact list, so make sure the emails you’re receiving are coming from a reliable source...

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Risk Report - October 2017

Written by Bill Kowalski

Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services (CIS) compiles Risk Report to help raise awareness of the risks you and your company could face — from fraud to cyber crime and more. We can help protect you against these threats. Call us at 248.267...

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Rehmann patch kit

Written by The Rehmann Team

While Rehmann can help you respond to and recover from a hack, why not be prepared and keep a patch kit handy in the event of emergency? Your kit should include tools to help you track available patches for your system, a patch implementation plan and a broom to sweep out any obsolete equipment or software. Here is your Rehmann patch kit: 1. Define your patch process Select the tools you will use to help track available patches on main systems and third-party software Determine whether you will use internal or external vulnerability scan services to identify where available patches have not been installed Select a time frame for rebooting to implement patches 2...

Monday, 02 October 2017

Patch it so it holds

Written by Jessica Dore, CISA and Larry Dalman

If you knew you had a hole in your tire, would you drive until it was flat, or would you stop to have it repaired? Most likely, you’d make a point to have it mended because a damaged tire could put your vehicle at risk. Your company’s IT system is like your tires — it supports your business and keeps it rolling. Unfortunately, almost every company’s IT system has glitches in programming that could lead to disaster...

Thursday, 07 September 2017

Risk Report -- September 2017

Written by Bill Kowalski

Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services (CIS) compiles Risk Report to help raise awareness of the risks you and your company could face — from fraud to cyber crime and more. We can help protect you against these threats. Call us at 248.267...

Friday, 04 August 2017

Risk Report -- August 2017

Written by Bill Kowalski

Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services (CIS) compiles Risk Report to help raise your awareness of the risks you and your company could face — from fraud to cyber crime and more. We can help protect you against these threats. Call us at 248.267...

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