Archive for ‘Real Stories from the Field

August 1st, 2014

BART and San Francisco Bay Area Ferries

BART and San Francisco Bay Area Ferries BART is a very good transit system with very outdated payment technology.  The machines that accept cards can only sell up to 5 […]

July 1st, 2014

6 Countries, 4 presentations, 28 days

6 Countries, 4 presentations, 28 days New York, NY – 2 days of AML training. It was a good class, but some still do not seem to understand how a […]

June 1st, 2014

Those who do not go away

Those who do not go away Few of you may actually know what I am talking about, but those who have suffered from these people know the rest of this […]

May 1st, 2014

MTN Trading Programs

MTN Trading Programs There have been frauds since they first surfaced. But they, like  pesky Nigerian inheritance scams and lotto winnings, just do not seem to go away. An example […]

April 1st, 2014

Education

Education I just spent some quality time at a major university law school and at an accelerated high school discussing ethics, corruption and fraud.  The reception I received was stunning.  […]

March 1st, 2014

Stupid Broker – Weapons Grade

Stupid Broker – Weapons Grade On a long plane ride from New York to Dallas, a gentleman sat next to me and began a conversation.  He eventually disclosed that he […]

February 1st, 2014

The Business of Marijuana

The Business of Marijuana Some fascinating people have introduced me to the Marijuana business.  A grower, a financier, a security specialist…  I am intrigued. As for the product, I am […]

December 1st, 2013

Cash and Revolutions

Cash and Revolutions There is a saying on the poster in our office “Come the revolution things will be different, no better just different.”  No doubt one of the more […]

November 1st, 2013

Play to a Draw

Play to a Draw How many times have you been told you have to “Play to Win”?  I have no idea either.  Few people play to lose unless they are […]

October 1st, 2013

Investigations in Myanmar

Investigations in Myanmar We have had investigations in far more difficult circumstances but certainly not in a more challenging country. The first challenge we encountered was the language. Years of […]