Fighting Fraud, Corruption and other Scandals

Professional Bodies, Investigative Services, Forensic Accounting, Pressure Groups etc.

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Better Banking
The Better Banking campaign is led by a coalition of third sector organisations in the United Kingdom. They came together during summer 2009 to run a campaign to address the problem of financial exclusion: the lack of fair access to financial services and credit to those who warrant it. is an evolving nonprofit research tool for investors, regulators and journalists. Its mission is to document relationships and chains of influence among powerful people in business and government. The organization has a large and growing database of insiders and nearly 4,000 publicly traded corporations and will also include senior government officials and influential public policy figures.
Auditors and the Reporting of Illegality and Financial Fraud
A paper by Professor Roman Tomasic, University of Canberra which discusses the debate on the responsibility of auditors. In addition to Australian cases the situation in Britain and the United States is also discussed.
India Against Corruption new!
India Against Corruption (IAC) is a citizen's movement to demand strong anti-corruption laws.
Study Group on the Establishment of Regional Transnational Organised Crime Hubs in the Asia Pacific
The Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific established this Study Group to study major transnational crime trends affecting the region as a whole, to consider practical measures for combating transnational crime, and to foster international cooperation.
UK Card Fraud Conference 2007
The theme of the conference, in London on 24th and 25th January 2007 was Meeting the new fraud challenges.
Card Watch
The UK banking industry's body that works with police, retailers and organisation including Crimestoppers to fight plastic card crime.
Association for Accountancy & Business Affairs
AABA, an independent British voice on accountancy and business affairs, is working for an open and democratic society. Its web site operates from the USA where it is protected by that country's freedom of information laws.
The Compliance Exchange
A compilation of links to information sources that will be useful to compliance officers and other executives engaged in the business of managing investments or regulating investment business.
The Corner House
Since its founding in Britain in 1997, The Corner House has aimed to support democratic and community movements for environmental and social justice.
International Intelligence Limited
A firm providing risk management, due diligence and financial investigation services worldwide. All of their personnel have military, special forces, intelligence or technical backgrounds.
Hill & Associates
One of the world's leading risk management consultancies, with offices in many Asian countries as well as the United States and the United Kingdom. Among the many risk management services they offer are computer forensics, business intelligence, due diligence, fraud investigation and forensic investigation.
Compliance Online
The UK's retail life & pensions compliance portal. This site has a lot of useful information for people wanting to make complaints.
National Association of Bank / Insurance Customers
A British organisation for helping customers with complaints. It has links to associated groups in other countries.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
This is a 25,000-member professional organization dedicated to fighting fraud and white-collar crime. With offices in North America and Europe - and chapters around the globe - the Association is networked to respond to the needs of anti-fraud professionals everywhere.
National Fraud Information Center
The NFIC was originally established in 1992 by the National Consumers League, the oldest nonprofit consumer organization in the United States, to fight the growing menace of telemarketing fraud by improving prevention and enforcement.
Judicial Watch
Judicial Watch, Inc. was established in 1994 to serve as an ethical and legal "watchdog" over our government, legal, and judicial systems to promote a return to ethics and morality in American public life.
The Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada
A non-profit organization whose objective is to promote and foster a national forum and governing body for the affiliation of professionals who provide to the public, governments and employers, their expertise and services in the areas of fraud prevention, detection and investigation.
International Fraud Prevention Research Centre
The IFPRC based at Nottingham Business School, has strong industry links and is funded by channelling its income into research projects and is developing fraud databases for research purposes.
SAFE: Struggle Against Financial Exploitation
SAFE are fighting for the implementation of rules promoting ethical banking as well as transparency and redress for those who had their lives ruined, homes and businesses taken away by the financial institutions with the assistance of the courts.
The Journal of Forensic Accounting
An independent international forum for the publication of significant research dealing with the models and methodologies of investigative and forensic accounting, seeking to establish a balance between theoretical and empirical studies, and striving to foster practitioner-academic dialogue and collaboration.
The 23rd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime
The symposium was held at Jesus College, Cambridge, 4th-11th September 2005.
The Economic Crime Forum and the Financial Crime Forum
Details of future meetings are posted at the Forum site as and when they become available.
Internet Center for Corruption Research
A joint initiative of the University of Passau and Transparency International, this service is intended to serve as an outlet of academic research to the media and as a discussion forum for academic research on corruption.
The Center for Public Integrity
The mission of the Center is to provide the American people with the findings of investigations and analyses of public service, government accountability and ethics related issues.
The Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The ACN brings national governments from above 20 countries from the region together with the OECD governments; it is also open for the civil society and business representatives.
Standing Group on Organised Crime blog
This is one of the European Consortium for Political Research standing groups. It aims to promote research in transnational organised crime across different disciplines, and co-operation and communication among the scholars and practitioners internationally through conferences and electronic communications.
Inner City Press
A non-profit community, consumers’ and civil rights organization based in New York City, engaged in reporting and organizing in the fields of community reinvestment, fair access to credit, insurance and telecommunications, environmental justice, and government and corporate accountability.
Anti-Phishing Working Group
Phishing attacks involve the mass distribution of 'spoofed' e-mail messages which appear to come from banks, insurance agencies, retailers or credit card companies. These messages are designed to fool the recipients into divulging as account usernames and passwords, credit card numbers, etc.
Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds
A blog that is meant to educate people on how to protect their own assets through awareness. It can also provide resources for resolution to those who have been victimized.
Fordham Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy (FIEEP)
FIEEP runs a Corruption Information Exchange Network with volunteers from all over the world.
National Association of Credit Management
The National Association of Credit Management's Loss Prevention department has been described as America's premier business credit fraud-fighting network.
New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud
The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud (NYAAIF) was founded in 1999 to assist insurers in sponsoring public awareness programs on insurance fraud.
Greymans Risk and security Management
An international Business Risk Consultancy that provides support and solutions at every stage of the business process.
A strategic fraud and security resource in a world of business convergence. Stork, which is based in south west England, offers a wide range of services and does fraud investigations all over the world.
ICC Commercial Crime Services
This organisation, based in London and Kuala Lumpur, provides information and encourages companies to join forces in protecting themselves against all types of fraud. CCS is a non-profit crime buster which has been dedicated to combating frauds world wide since the early 1980s.
Michael G. Kessler & Associates Ltd
This firm that offers a wide variety of accounting and investigation services to counter the problem of fraud. Their site also includes an online newsletter and links to other relevant sites.
KPMG UK Forensic Overview
An outline of the forensic accounting services offered by KPMG.
Forensic Accountants appearing in the Literature
An article by D. Larry Crumbley, KPMG Peat Marwick Professor of Accounting at Louisiana State University, who has written a series of novels with the aim of present technical information in a way which facilitates learning and infuses student enthusiasm.
Deloitte & Touche Forensic Services
Details of the antifraud activities of the well-known accounting firm.
Forensic Accounting Ltd.
A British-based firm whose specialising in the area indicated by its name.
Victims Unite! new!
A blog that documents the struggles of victims of financial exploitation and / or legal oppression.
The Financial Ombudsman Service
A free, independent service for resolving disputes with financial firms in the UK.
A British organisation campaigning for justice in cases where recourse to the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors, the Law Society, and the Legal Services Ombudsman has proved ineffectual. Many of the cases involve financial matters.
Integrity International
The Foundation was created to provide support to whistleblowers both in corporate and governmental institutions.
US Government Accountability Project
The Project’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability through advancing occupational free speech and ethical conduct, defending whistleblowers, and empowering citizen activists.
Lawyers and Settlements : Financial Section
Par of America's largest public database of legal verdicts and settlements.
Corporate Europe Observatory
CEO, is a European-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups.
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch says its mission is concerned with globalisation, genetic engineering, food, toxic chemicals, privatisation and many other areas, to build up a picture of almost every type of corporate crime and the nature and mechanisms of corporate power, both economic and political. provides comprehensive information on more than 10000 companies around the world. It reports social and environmental behaviour, financial data, list of brands, membership to the most influential lobbies, public relations and opinion making, managers name and position, shareholders and subsidiaries, plants locations and offshore centres, brand and corporate image management.
Endgame Research Services
The mission of the Public Information Network is to provide research services and training to citizens who are working for corporate and governmental accountability, and who are committed to socially just and ecologically sustainable societies.

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