The use of dynamic data and encryption technology through gathering digital evidence are valuable methods of helping to crack down on fraudulent activity. Technology continues to proliferate in our day-today lives, introducing new challenges in how data can be accessed and analysed, as well as new opportunities for fraudsters to disguise their wrongdoing. With this technological evolution, the reliance on electronically stored evidence to prosecute or defend fraud investigations is now a well-established norm, and digital forensics, the forensic science […]
By Michael Trahar By avoiding email conversations, savvy employees have made fraud cases less obvious to detect, giving forensic accountants the opportunity to prove their worth. It has become increasingly difficult to find the smoking gun document in an email review that cracks a fraud investigation open. Gone are the days when the client’s local management could be confronted with indisputable accounts of employees openly discussing fraudulent or corrupt behaviour in an email chain on company servers.
By Michael Hodgdon Data is king. But all too often data reporting on e-discovery projects falls short when it comes to conveying the inherent value of the numbers to an audience of lawyers that may be dataphobic. Traditional ways of reporting on e-discovery projects can leave blind spots that hide key insights. It is common to see tabular data organised in rows and columns. This works fine for reporting numbers and statistics but can be difficult to interpret, and rarely provides […]