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Dan Draz

Enterprise Fraud Risk Management Consultant at Fraud Solutions

Naperville, United States

Daniel (“Dan”) Draz is the Principal at Fraud Solutions and one of the world’s leading fraud evangelists. He has thirty-four years of successful fraud management (investigation, training, prevention, detection, consulting, analytics) ethics, regulatory, legal, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) experience, exclusively in the private sector. Given his extensive cross-industry experience, he also develops customized training content for speaking engagements and consults with companies on their anti-fraud/risk mitigation efforts, employee training, and investigation applications.

In 2017, Draz launched the innovative Detective Dan project, a multimedia (Radio, TV, Video, Print, Internet) content production entity, targeting public awareness information for businesses and consumers, with distribution through syndicated media outlets. Distribution discussions are currently underway with media syndicates.

Dan has been a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) since 1996, is a Fellow of the Governance and Accountability Institute and was a 2018 recipient of a Top Thought Leaders in Trust award from Trust Across America. He has an M.S. in Economic Crime Management from Utica College (2005) and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University (1985).

Given his unique content, insights, and energy, Dan is a frequent trainer and keynote speaker at national industry conferences. As a thought leader in the fraud industry, he’s been published in industry, trade, online and news publications over 150 times and is a frequently quoted media source. Dan is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and regularly mentors other investigators and fraud professionals around the world: dan@fraudsolutions.com

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Chicago
Speaking Topics: Global Fraud Risk, Enterprise Fraud Risk Management, Brand Damage, White Collar Crime, Ethics, Governance, Code of Business Conduct, Intuition, Intern

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Academic20
Author123
Influencer96
Speaker45
Entrepreneur0
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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Management Consulting
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 34
Last Media Training: 01/02/2017

Areas of Expertise

AI
Analytics
Big Data
Change Management
Culture
Customer Experience
Cybersecurity
Fintech
HR
IoT
Leadership 38.61
Management 50.08
Predictive Analytics
Privacy
Risk Management 30.16
Social
Startups
Digital Transformation 30.16
Innovation 30.22
InsurTech 33.53

Industry Experience

Automotive
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
Higher Education & Research
Insurance
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation
Utilities

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Publications

1 Academic Whitepaper
A review of academic economic crime programs and recommendations for multidisciplinary curriculum implementation at U.S. Colleges and Universities
asis
May 22, 2019
This white paper provides a general overview of several multidisciplinary, academic economic crime programs, analysis of each program’s course curriculum, and general recommendations for colleges and universities interested in developing degree programs in the field of Economic Crime. The paper was facilitated by the ASIS International Economic Crime Council (ECC), the members of which are highly experienced anti-fraud professionals working in the field of economic crime. The council members’ vast public sector and
private industry experience (academic, corporate, and law enforcement) ensure that they are
well-versed in the subject matter and uniquely qualified to discuss the demand for multidisciplinary economic crime educational programs and the need for individuals cross-trained in this discipline.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

54 Article/Blogs
Cell Phone Forensics: Deleted Text Recovery
PI Magazine
December 07, 2019

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Fighting Fraud: Know When to Leave the Office and Take it to the Street
PI Magazine
December 06, 2019
Investigations Strategy

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Tags: Management, Leadership

The Fraud Factor
PI Magazine
October 08, 2019

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Marketing to Insurance Companies: Understanding Lines of Insurance is often the key to success
PI Magazine
August 06, 2019
Marketing for investigators

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Using Social Network Analysis to Find Fraud in Your Data
Claims Magazine
July 16, 2019

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Investigative Intuition
PI Magazine
June 08, 2019

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Cell Phone Forensics: Deleted Text Recovery
PI Magazine
June 07, 2019

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Viewpoint Number 1 Fraud Fighting Strategy Self Examination
pay before
May 22, 2019
Regularly evaluating the people, processes and technology you use to fight fraud will help you stay one step ahead of the fraudsters.

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5 Reasons Why Enterprise Risk Management Programs Tank!
LinkedIn
May 21, 2019
Managing risk involves holistic, multi-faceted, fraud prevention, detection, analytic and investigation efforts, which are absolutely necessary for the war against fraud. This article features five, of the many, reasons why enterprise fraud risk management programs tank.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Risk Management

The President's Golf Game...and other deceptive behavior
LinkedIn
May 14, 2019
The reality is that one would be hard pressed to name an industry, sport or hobby where people aren't engaging in some type of fraudulent behavior every day. Liars, cheaters, connivers, and counterfeiters are everywhere one turns. Even in Sunday sanctuaries, where fraudsters routinely "fleece the flock" (God Fraud) from the pulpit. This article features a few of the bad behaviors and often overlooked “one-offs” in areas, which normally get less ink but contribute to trillion dollar, global losses annually.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Carnival's Compliance Caper Court Conundrum
LinkedIn
April 23, 2019
A look at Carnival Cruise Lines environmental crimes and the compliance avoidance measures they deployed to get around 3rd party monitors and auditors put in place by the federal court to ensure the company commits no further illegal acts and complies with increased regulation governing their activities.

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Varsity Blues Won't Win an Oscar
LinkedIn
April 16, 2019
The underlying theme in the Varsity Blues case centers around the fact that college applicants with stronger academic, extracurricular and elite sports-related achievements were denied placement into highly competitive colleges solely based on the illegal fees allegedly paid by other applicant’s parents. In other words, the admissions playing field was tilted in favor of those who supposedly “paid to play.”

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Abuzz About Education: Colleges Are Adding Fraud Programs
PI Magazine
April 08, 2019

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The Investigative Radar Screen: What are you monitoring in 2007?
PI Magazine
April 07, 2019

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Consumer Fraud Trends
PI Magazine
April 07, 2019

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Fundamentals of Fraud: What to do when the trail goes cold
PI Magazine
February 07, 2019
fraud fundamentals

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How deadly is your content marketing strategy
American City Business Journals
February 19, 2018
Distracted driving is lethal

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How to Monitor Business Technology Mayhem
American City Business Journals
February 01, 2018
Electronic Fraud

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How to Fight the F Word and Avoid Epic Business Failure
American City Business Journals
January 18, 2018
Fighting Fraud

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Is Your Company Clueless About Fraud? Top 10 Indicators
LinkedIn
November 16, 2017
Ten indicators that your company is clueless about fraud

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DX: Fighting The Global Fraud Epidemic
LinkedIn
October 30, 2017
Discussing business challenges and techniques needed to combat constantly changing, large scale, global fraud risks.

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The "F" Word: Initial Losses Aren't Usually The Killer
LinkedIn
October 10, 2016
Major fraud events often result in large scale financial damages which directly affect the bottom line.
However, the failure to look beyond fiscal damage is short sided. In fact, the other non-revenue fraud consequences may actually have greater impact, and cause more fiscal damage to the business over the years, than the initial fraud itself.

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New Weapons in the War Against Fraud
PropertyCasualty360.com
September 14, 2016
Fighting fraud isn't easy, but new tools are winning the war.

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Thinking analytically about fraud
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
August 08, 2016
Exploring analytics in the battle against fraud

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8 ways social networks help identify fraud
PropertyCasualty360.com
July 25, 2016
Shared social media activity highlights the links and relationships between people, places and things.

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Embezzlement: Is There a Fox in Your Financial Hen House?
nonprofitinformation.com
March 23, 2016
Exploring ways non-profits can prevent fraud

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The Internet of Things: A telematics gold rush!
PropertyCasualty360.com
November 02, 2015
To combat the new type of fraud that's on the IoT and telematics horizon, insurance companies must be progressive in their anti-fraud approach.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, InsurTech

Fraud Connectivity: Silos are problematic
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
October 12, 2015
discussing the role of silos in fraud prevention

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Adding value to fraud prevention
BAE Systems
September 08, 2015
Common themes that companies need to think about with regards to improving the performance of their anti-fraud efforts.

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Jacked! 5 Reasons Why You'll Get Ripped-Off
LinkedIn
July 28, 2014
Thinking about some of the reasons why people get their money and information jacked by criminals. Ultimately, the odds of getting jacked have to do with human behavior but in some cases, it’s a combination of factors: human behavior and how we interact with technology.

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Investigations and Audits: Developing an Effective Game Plan
Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor
July 28, 2014
This article touches on the synergies between audit and investigative teams which, when functioning cohesively, form a “dynamic duo” for the business. It also looks at five key areas (Review, Teamwork, Agendas, Communication and Access) which are necessary to optimize audit-investigations interaction and the need to capitalize on the synergies between these two essential business units.

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Social [Media] Espionage – What’s Your Exposure?
LinkedIn
July 09, 2014
Exploring social media and the role espionage plays on corporations.

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Pirates in AP: When Employees Plunder, Pillage Revenues
Paytech
July 01, 2014
The vast majority of accounts payable employees do their jobs with efficiency, honesty, and integrity. But a few really might be greedy pirates sailing the corporate seas in search of opportunities to plunder a company’s hard-earned “booty” for their own personal enrichment.

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Fraud Readiness: Is Your Company Fraud Fit or Ready to Flat Line?
Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor
March 05, 2014
Two of the most often asked questions by businesses looking to gauge their fraud risk management efforts are “how do we know if we’re adequately prepared for investigations and audits,” and “are we doing the right things?” The reality is that your company shouldn’t be waiting for investigations or audits to occur to determine how fit you are to deal with major fraud, compliance or regulatory related events.

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"Data Breach – The Word “Du Jour:” Is There a Target on Your Company’s Back?"
CommPro
January 14, 2014
A look at the Target and Neiman data breaches and consumer PII

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The Revenue Drain – That “Sucking Sound” is Lost Revenue: Trust Your Employees…But ALWAYS Verify
CommPro
October 22, 2013
Taking steps to mitigate risk before it occurs.

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Fraud. Increase Revenue, Profit and ROI Without Adding New Customers
Evan Carmichael
October 18, 2013
Increasing revenue by decreasing losses

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Liars and Thieves and Spies…What a Mess! (Featuring Congress, the EPA & the CIA)
CommPro
October 10, 2013
The John Beale case and issues central to every employer: Red Flags, Ethics, Audit, Human Resources and Business Processes (Internal Controls and Accounts Payable (AP) processes).

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National Customer Service Week – Customer Care During a Fraud Event is Imperative!
CommPro
October 08, 2013
A commentary on major fraud events and the need for excellent customer service

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The Fraud Behind Fake Online Reviews
CommPro
September 30, 2013
You can't believe everything you read on the Internet. The Internet anonymity issue directly contributes to a wide variety of e-commerce ethics problems, deception, misrepresentation and illegal activity as outlined in this investigation.

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Embezzlement: Is There a Fox in Your Financial Hen House?
nonprofitinformation.com
September 26, 2013
Fraud, stealing, theft, embezzlement…it’s called many things but the end result is that an employee took money that didn’t belong to them, without permission, and converted it to their own personal use. These kinds of insider thefts have major financial impact!

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Brand Damage – The “F” Word May be the Death of your Business
CommPro
September 18, 2013
The “F” word means “fraud” and major fraud events can do significant, often irreparable and even fatal damage to your company’s brand. Yet, many businesses are strangely unprepared for this activity and fail to account for it in their disaster preparedness or business continuity plans.

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Fraud Flashpoints: How Functional Are Your Case Management And Event Notification Systems?
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE INSIGHTS
February 27, 2012
Discussion about corporate case management and event notification tools.

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The New Age Bounty Hunter – Showdown at the SEC Corral (Part 2)
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE INSIGHTS
February 02, 2012
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) and the New Age Bounty Hunter: the “corporate whistleblower.”

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The New Age Bounty Hunter – Showdown at the SEC Corral (Part 1)
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE INSIGHTS
February 01, 2012
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) and the New Age Bounty Hunter: the “corporate whistleblower.”

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Fraud Flashpoints: The Perils of Fake Social Media Profiles – A Growing GRC Concern – Part 2
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE INSIGHTS
January 06, 2012
Social media profiles and how misinformation, competitive business intelligence, industrial espionage, “false profiles” and reliance on errant information, all generate the potential for significant business risk and liability.

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Fraud Flashpoints: The Perils of Fake Social Media Profiles – A Growing GRC Concern – Part 1
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE INSIGHTS
January 05, 2012
Social media profiles and how misinformation, competitive business intelligence, industrial espionage, “false profiles” and reliance on errant information, all generate the potential for significant business risk and liability.

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Fraud Flashpoints: ‘Tis the Season To Analyze Your Anti-fraud Efforts For The New Year
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE INSIGHTS
December 14, 2011
Effective fraud prevention and risk mitigation strategies involving regular program review and analysis assessing both strengths and weaknesses.

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Fraud prevention: Improving internal controls
CSO ONLINE
March 28, 2011
Internal fraud controls aren't fire-and-forget. Smart collaboration and ongoing improvement will help keep fraud in check. Here are the basics.

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Fraud Flashpoints: A Look at Washington Department of L&I’s Effort To “Beat Down” Fraud Losses
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE INSIGHTS
February 02, 2011
An article about the Washington Department of Labor and Industries Anti-Fraud efforts and the integration of fraud analytic software in their fraud fighting program.

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The Top Ten Steps Law Enforcement Personnel Should Take When Transitioning To The Private Sector
Federal Register
January 01, 1970
Career transition article

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Technology: The Changing Face of Special Investigation Unit Operations
SIU Today
January 01, 1970
Exploring technology tools in the fight against insurance fraud

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The Fraud’s In the Figures: Finding Clues in Financial Documents
SIU Today
January 01, 1970
Examining Financial Fraud

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Valuing continuing professional education Changing insurance field demands it
ACFE
January 01, 1970
Examining continuing professional education

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Tags: Management, Leadership, InsurTech

1 Book
Professional Investigations: Concepts & Strategies for Investigators
Law Tech Publishing Group
May 22, 2019
Overview of the investigation profession

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Tags: Management, Leadership

3 Journal Publications
Anti-fraud tech evolving faster than speed of prediction
Journal of Insurance Fraud America
April 05, 2017
Exploring how the web created new opportunities for insurance fraudsters to exploit vulnerabilities that came with this change in the landscape.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Management, Leadership, InsurTech

Spotting red flags Investigators and CPAs working as a team
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
January 01, 1970

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Insurance Industry Anti-Fraud Insights: ZERO-LOSS INSURANCE FRAUDS: DOES NO CLAIM PAYMENT EQUAL NO PROSECUTION?
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
January 01, 1970
Examining zero loss frauds and prosecution

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3 Keynotes
Investigative Intuition: The "X" Factor
Nebraska Department of Insurance
August 02, 2017
Exploring the role intuition plays in enterprise anti-fraud and investigation programs.

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Investigative Intuition: The "X" Factor
LOMA - Toronto
November 21, 2014

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Investigative Intuition: The "X" Factor
NSPII
November 17, 2014
Examining the role of intuition in corporate anti-fraud and investigation programs

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30 Media Interviews
Background Check Basics
CSO
December 07, 2019

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Do you trust your employees
Blueprints
November 13, 2019

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NY 'Astroturfing' Cases Mark Fertile Ground For Civil Suits
law360.com
September 13, 2019

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How to protect your business from copyright competitors
AMERICAN EXPRESS
September 13, 2019

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The Vo-Tech Track to Success in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Tamra Orr
May 22, 2019
Careers in investigations

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Fighting Fraud With Internal Controls
Regions Bank
May 22, 2019
Internal control focus

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Teaching MOOCs: A Guide for Ph.D.s and TAs
Online PhD Programs.com
January 16, 2019

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How Internal and External Fraud Could Tank Your Small Business
Square Peg Round Hole
February 01, 2018
Discussing the impact of fraud on small businesses.

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Down to Business: Detective Dan turns life's work into fraud protection business
Naperville Sun
November 24, 2017
Interview with Naperville Sun

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NCTV17 Interview with Dan Draz - Fraud Solutions
NCTV 17
October 04, 2017
NCTV17 Interview with Dan Draz - Fraud Solutions

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Finding fraud after Hurricane Harvey - Disasters bring out the best and worst in people.
Buy Veteran
September 05, 2017
Disaster fraud

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Internal Audit of a Business
bartleby writing
April 27, 2016

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7 Problems At the Beginning of Your Summer Internship (& How to Fix Them!)
Her Campus
May 18, 2015
Internship Article

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How to Choose the Right Investigator for Workplace Misconduct
i-SIGHT.COM
January 01, 2015

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DIY' Competitive Intelligence Can Augment Expert Help
Thomas
October 01, 2014
helpful hints for DIY competitive intelligence

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Why Phone Fraud Is So Big: Men Can't Stop Taking Calls From Unknown Numbers
The Street
September 12, 2014
Men are more likely than women to be defrauded by telephone, according to a study.

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On the Spot: Beware Phone and E-mail Scams
LA Times
June 30, 2014

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BUSINESS FRAUD– GREAT CHALLENGE FACING BUSINESS: ALARMING TRENDS– ADAPT YOUR THINKING, TAKE CONTROL, MANAGE RISK…
bizshifts-trends.com
March 30, 2014

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The Ten Commandments Today: Stealing in a digital age
Natick Bulletin
February 21, 2014
Electronic Theft

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Identity Theft: Is Your Renter Data Protected? If it's not, you'll have a lot more than angry tenants on your hands.
MFE
February 05, 2014
Protecting PII

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Fraud Alert: How To Protect Your Business From Hackers
AMERICAN EXPRESS
January 21, 2014

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Interview with Dan Draz
businessinterviews.com
November 13, 2013
Interview with Dan Draz

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Protecting Personal Data
Sparefoot
October 22, 2013

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https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-seniors-identity-theft,news-17735.html
toms guide
October 18, 2013

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Facebook regret? California law lets kids erase embarrassing posts
Christian Science Monitor
September 25, 2013

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The Identity Thief How One Woman Gamed the State Government—Again and Again
Portland Mercury
May 22, 2013

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Before You Snoop Online: What Employers Need to Know About Using the Internet in Hiring Process
NFIB
May 17, 2013
Social media interview for employers

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Criminal Justice Degree Offers Detroiters Exciting Opportunities
CBS 2
May 13, 2013

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Compouter Search Services Thrive
Joplin Globe
May 17, 1997

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Should companies routinely google applicants or look at their facebook page as part of reference check before hiring"
Student Share
January 01, 1970

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1 Podcast
Employee Benefits and Identity Theft: Raising the Bar in 2017
HR.com
April 19, 2017
Exploring employee benefits and the rising ID theft trend

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5 Speaking Engagements
Investigative Intuition: The "X" Factor
ISACA RTC
March 07, 2018

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Investigative Intuition: The "X" Factor
Heartland Chapter - ACFE
May 15, 2017
Exploring the role intuition plays in corporate anti-fraud and investigation programs.

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Effective Phone Call Interviewing- Cross My Heart
Eastern Claims Conference
February 26, 2013
Interviewing for insurance claims/fraud investigations

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Investigative Intuition: The "X" Factor
Eastern Claims Conference
February 26, 2013
Examining the role of intuition in corporate anti-fraud and investigation programs

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Investigative Intuition: The "X" Factor
IIA
March 14, 2008
Examining the role of intuition in corporate anti-fraud and investigations programs

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2 Webinars
Fraud Presentation
Pulse Networks
May 22, 2019
Fraud presentation at webinar

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In the Office With Dan Draz - Founder of Fraud Solutions
CommPro
November 07, 2013

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Fraud Risk Management Consulting

Location: Global    Date Available: May 20th, 2019    Fees: Hourly

Submission Date: May 20th, 2019    Service Type: Service Offered

I help businesses of all sizes fight internal/external fraud, conduct fraud risk assessments, develop customized anti-fraud training for employees, create unique content for Mar-Comm departments, mitigate risk more effectively and protect the "bottom line."

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