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Articles by Topics: Fraud

Case Study: How Did They Do It?

Old Files Senior Conveyancing Clerk in Firm A had full run of the firm’s Conveyancing files.  Firm did not have a standard file review system, there was no supervision exercised over the senior clerk nor did the lawyer conduct regul...

Fraud… Are You Next?

“No, it won’t happen to my firm! We’re always careful…”   A common statement when reading articles of this nature.  Nevertheless, news headlines of recent months forecast a challenging year ahead - rece...

Employee Fraud: How to Spot A Potential ‘Thief'...

Record-setting fuel prices, inflation, world recession and commodity shortages which have financial impact on our day-to-day living are common headlines in newspapers today.  During such times statistics reveal a sharp increase in employee fr...

Employee Embezzlement Of Legal Firm’s Funds Office & Client Accounts

Employee embezzlement is a growing threat to legal firms. Members should be alerted to the fact that in 2007 and 2008, there was an increase in the number of employee embezzlement cases (as reported by several legal firms to the Insurer of the Pll...

Employee Embezzlement - Is Your Firm at Risk?

The list of questions below are non-exhaustive, they are basic safeguards that all firms should implement, if they have not already.   DO YOU: Request for status reports periodically from your accounts staff? Status...

Case Study: Conveyancing - Sale & Purchase Agreements

SEARCHES The Facts In early January 2005, Firm A was engaged by a walk-in client, G.  G informed Firm A that he had found the home of his dreams and had managed to negotiate a reasonable price of RM800,000 for the property.  He n...

Is Your Firm’s Accounting System Foolproof?

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Report to the Nations - 2020 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, a typical business is estimated to lose 5% of its revenue due to misappropriation of funds and fraud-related activiti...

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