stealing checks from customers
payable to their employers, and con-
verting them through deposit into their
own personal ATM deposit. With this
new app, will the same individual sim-
ply take a picture of the employer's
diverted check and receive funds on
of personal information between smart-
phones. The app allows users to share
personal information by simply pointing
the smartphones at each other.
mall, it became apparent to me just
how susceptible users are to unautho-
rized access of information.
cover at the Apple store in the mall,
and while waiting for our food at a
restaurant, we used the iPad. What
happened next really interested me ...
use the restroom, several of the other
customers' personal information auto-
matically connected to my iPad, and
came up on our screen as they walked
by us. I hadn't set anything to retrieve
their information, and I suspect they
didn't realize their personal information
was ... well, no longer personal.
selves in public areas, every day,
attempting to steal personal and finan-
cial information, email access, Internet
access, and any other data to use for
and reach the public, we must review
new wireless capabilities, and ensure
these new venues do not increase the
opportunity for financial crime.
chance of accessing your apps and information.
to install an app), inquire as to ways those types of services can be
removed or disabled by the carrier.
you want to share anything at all.
Forensic Accounting Services, LLC in Glastonbury, specializ-
ing in forensic accounting, employee fraud, and litigation
support matters. He is the author of Fraud 101, Anatomy
of a Fraud Investigation, and Preventing and Detecting
Employee Theft and Embezzlement. He can be reached at