Wholesale bank card fraud

Expert advisor

Criminal and Regulatory

Other

Defendant was arrested for conspiracy to commit fraud and charged with the production and distribution of counterfeit bank cards. Examination of laptop found identified in excess of 1,000 compromised bank card details. Prosecution estimated the loss to the UK clearing banks to be £350,000 based on an average potential spend of £350 per card. We […]

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Loss of profits in a Fast Food franchise

Party appointed expert

Loss of Profits

Hotels and hospitality sector

Appointed as a party expert in a High Court case to assess the loss of profits concerning a fast food franchise. The franchisee made a significant claim from the franchisor of a large international fast food chain for losses incurred by operating the fast food business, including the lost opportunity of operating an alternative business. […]

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Financial investigators have discovered that the digital wallets of the QuadrigaCX exchange had been emptied of millions in cryptocurrency months before founder Gerald Cotten died.

Yet again the work of the forensic accountant has come to the public’s attention via television. In this week’s episode of Shetland, DI Jimmy Perez asks one of his sergeants to get ‘the forensic team’ to find out how a suspect in a people trafficking case made his money.

Investors who put savings into high risk mini-bonds with London Capital & Finance (LCF), totalling £236 million, are fearful about what has happened to their money after the firm’s recent collapse.

Events

events overview
2019 Annual Conference

NIFA's Annual Conference will be packed full of presentations from external speakers, and sessions run by NIFA members, with the opportunity to network and socialise over drinks and dinner.

Members' Meeting

Our next members' event is on 5 February 2020. It will include presentations from external speakers on forensic related topics and our ever popular Vice Chair Q&A session.

Articles

What forensic accountants can do for you

Forensic accounting may be described as being the integration of accounting and auditing knowledge with investigative skills gained from practical experience.

It is the means by which the forensic accountant will review instructions given by a client, usually through a solicitor, thoroughly investigate those instructions and the underlying circumstances, examine the financial information …

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