2011 AICPA National Auto Dealership Conference – Part 3

Welcome back!  The third part of my series relating to the 2011 AICPA National Auto Dealership Conference will focus on the breakout session that I attended titled “Internal Controls: Preventing and Detecting the Dreaded “F” Word” (the “F” word would … read more

Tips to Protect Yourself from Embezzlement

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, U.S. businesses lose $660 billion each year to embezzling.  The unfortunate reality is that this figure is most likely much higher.  Many businesses don’t report the crime because they are too embarrassed … read more


E-Verify is a free Internet-based program operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA), used to confirm the legal working status on newly hired employees. The program (formally known as the Basic … read more

Red Flags Rule Enforcement Delayed…AGAIN

On October 30, 2009, The Federal Trade Commission announced it will delay enforcement of the Red Flags Rule until June 1, 2010. The enforcement of the rule had been previously delayed until November 1, 2009 however the U.S. District Court … read more

Determining a Fraudulent Social Security Number

Is your dealership taking steps to help spot and prevent the use of fake SSNs? Several of the 26 Red Flags listed in the Red Flags Rule specifically mention SSNs. Hopefully your dealership has already begun developing your Identity Theft … read more

Are You Complying With the "Red Flags" Rule?

It is said that over 9 million Americans have their identities stolen every year. Identity theft not only affects the people who have been targets, but can also negatively affect the business they frequent. Because of this it is more … read more


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