Larry C. Adams, CPA
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Fraud Examiner
Fraud Control Planning
Phoenix, Arizona USA
Phone (602) 995-8008
Fraud In Other Quotes
Read what other people have to say about fraud, lies, and honesty.
Fraud In Other Quotes
Fraud In Other Movies
Grab a bucket of popcorn and watch these movies about fraud and fraud
deterrence. New additions: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bedtime Story, and The Scam
Fraud In Other Movies
Million Dollar Bill
See if the ink is dry on the million dollar bill and
learn more about U.S. currency.
Million Dollar Bill
Shredded Photo Puzzle
Who is this famous person? Move the pieces of this interactive puzzle to find
Shredded Photo Puzzle
Museum of Hoaxes
The Museum of Hoaxes in San Diego attracts a million visitors a month. It
displays a collection of pranks, stunts, deceptions, and other wonderful stories
contrived for the public from the Middle Ages to the new millennium. Curator and
author Alex Boese has the wide-eyed passion for discovering the curiosities in
life and the scientific skepticism for finding the truth.
Spam University (Hoax site)
3rd Annual Nigerian E-mail Conference (Hoax site)
Fraud Courses and Degrees
Courses and Degrees
Offered at Universities
Academic links from around the world.
Self-study and Online Fraud
Courses Offered by Professional Associations
Become a Student Associate of the Association of
Certified Fraud Examiners
Fraud In Other Words
This book uncovers the amazing regional and international terminology used by
fraudsters and fraud examiners.
Journal of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Subscriptions available. "Fraud In Other Words: Professional Jargon and
Uncensored Street Slang" by Larry C. Adams is a regular department in this
magazine. Readership 38,500.
(formerly The White Paper: Topical Issues on
2006 ACFE Report to the Nation
on Occupational Fraud and Abuse New
Download a free PDF file of the 64-page 2006 report from the Association of Certified Fraud
Examiners. The reports for 2004, 2002 and 1996 are also available.
The Canadian magazine for Chartered Accountants (CA) and financial
executives. Online archive includes articles about fraud. Free news updates
online. Printed edition available by paid subscription. Published since 1911.
Available in English or French.
Laundering & Anti-Terrorist Financing Requirements – A Guide for Chartered
Free PDF download (74
pages) available from The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Global Corruption Report 2005
from Transparency International. Free PDF download. Special focus: Corruption in
Construction and Post-conflict Reconstruction.
Global Corruption Report 2004
from Transparency International. Free PDF download. Special focus: Political
Global Corruption Report 2003
from Transparency International. Free PDF download. Special focus: Access to
Global Corruption Report 2001
from Transparency International. Free PDF download.
Global Economic Crime Survey 2005
from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Free PDF download (1.4MB).
Worldwide report available plus reports for specific countries.
International Journal of Digital Evidence
Journal of Economic Crime Management
Journal of Forensic Accounting: Auditing, Fraud and Risk
The White Paper: Topical Issues on
Renamed FRAUD Magazine in 2004. See above listing.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The ACFE, founded in 1988, is an international, 31,000-member professional organization
dedicated to fighting fraud and white-collar
crime in over 110 countries. World headquarters in Austin, Texas. Find a fraud examiner or local chapter anywhere in the world.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners ,
A statewide non-profit chapter of anti-fraud professionals, founded by Larry
1988. The Arizona Fraud Line newsletter features monthly excerpts
from "Fraud In Other Words."
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
With more than 330,000 members, the AICPA is the premier national professional
association for CPAs in the United States.
Arizona Cyber Security Alliance
Helps small businesses, nonprofit organizations and IT professionals
understand the threats and develop strategies to reduce personal, customer and
Arizona High Technology Crime Investigation
Association (Arizona HTCIA)
Bimonthly meetings to discuss investigations and security in advance
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
The ASCPA offers
a free referral service to anyone looking for a CPA.
Arizona Telecommunications and
Information Council (ATIC)
Arizona's recognized and authoritative apolitical source of
information and expertise on telecommunications and information technology
infrastructure for enhanced economic development and quality of life in the
Colorado Treasury Management Association (CTMA)
The Rocky Mountain regional trade
association for the treasury management profession.
Entrepreneurial CPA Network (eCPAn)
A non-profit organization for home-based certified public accountants who are
interested in exchanging ideas for professional growth, productivity, and
quality of life. Founded in 1998 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Information Systems Audit and Control
Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors
international conferences, administers the globally respected CISA® (Certified
Information Systems Auditor™) designation earned by more than 27,000
professionals worldwide, and develops globally applicable information systems
(IS) auditing and control standards.
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Established in 1941, The IIA serves
over 80,000 members in internal auditing, governance and internal control, IT
audit, education, and security from more than 100 countries. The world's
leader in certification, education, research, and technological guidance for
the profession, The Institute serves as the profession's watchdog and resource
on significant auditing issues around the globe.
Institute of Internal Auditors, Phoenix
Institute of Internal Auditors, Tucson
Institute of Management
AZ Valley of the Sun Chapter
The IMA is universally
recognized by the financial community as a respected institution influencing
the concepts and ethical practices of management accounting and financial
International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI)
The Association, a non-profit international
organization, provides services and an environment within which information
about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud prevention methods can be
collected, exchanged and taught for the common good of the financial payment industry and our global
society. The membership is about one third law enforcement, one third banking
and one third retail and service members to the industry.
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization formed in
1975 and dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. Find
an investigative journalist. Read over 19,000 stories.
Payments Resource One (PRO)
A regional and non-profit payments trade association covering Arizona,
Colorado, northern New Mexico and Wyoming. PRO offers ACH regulation education
& support, ACH compliance, turnkey direct deposit promotions, assistance &
guidance for corporate ACH originators, check exchange & settlement services,
and fraud services.
Phoenix CEO-CFO Group New
The Phoenix CEO-CFO Group is an "Executive Lunch & Learn" for busy Phoenix
professionals. Meetings are attended by a cross section of chief executive
officers, chief financial officers, finance directors, controllers, bankers,
lawyers, certified public accountants, chartered financial analysts, and
Sonoran Desert Security Users Group (SDSUG)
Founded in 2001, SDSUG has 500 members in Arizona. Quarterly seminars share information on how to secure computer
environments with ACF2, Top Secret, and eTrust Distributed Systems security
State Bar of
and referral services.
State Agency Links
Arizona Attorney General
Consumer Issues. Cyber Crime.
Arizona Department of Revenue
Arizona Small Business Development Center Network
State tax information.
Arizona Ombudsman - Citizen's Aide
Free and confidential assistance in resolving
problems with a state administrator, agency, department, board or
Arizona Registrar of
Licensing, inspections, and investigation of contractors. The
Program is involved in
combating unscrupulous and unlicensed construction and home repair scams and
in preventing financial exploitation.
Arizona State Board of Accountancy
Arizona State University
ASU West School of Global Management and Leadership
Fraud accounting course W ACC 494
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Consumer Protection. Business Guidance. File a complaint.
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
(formerly the Internet Fraud Complaint Center)
A partnership of the National White Collar Crime Center and the Federal Bureau
of Investigation. Fraud reports and statistics. File a complaint. IC3's
mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal
complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3
gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting
mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.
For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and
international level, IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for
complaints involving Internet related crimes.
New link 4/19/2006
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of the Treasury
Tax scams and fraud
Office of the Inspector General (OIC)
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Security fraud and identity theft.
United States Secret Service
U. S. Postal Inspection Service
counterfeiting and financial crimes. Forensic services.
File a mail fraud complaint.
Better Business Bureau of Central/Northern Arizona
company report. File a complaint.
Channel 12 News, KPNX-TV, Phoenix
Rick DeBruhl and the volunteer Call 12
For Action Team offer free and confidential mediation of consumer
complaints for individuals and small businesses.
Top 10 Consumer Fraud Complaints
|Number of Complaints
|Shop-at-Home and Catalog Sales
|Internet Services and Computer Complaints
|Foreign Money Offers
|Prizes, Sweepstakes and Lotteries
|Advance-fee Loans and Credit Protection
|Business Opportunity and
|Telephone Pay Per Call and Information Services
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New link 4/19/2006
Blogging Headline News
http://blogging-news.info Blog headlines
Business and Individual Search
Glendale Community College
http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/ (Home page)
Web Design Class
CSC185AA World Wide Web and Internet
So, You Want to Learn Bookkeeping
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