Category: Lifestyle

  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month 

    November 14, 2023
    Every year we devote the month of November to the cause of adopting a senior pet. Adopting a pet, especially a senior pet, is a gift to be celebrated. Unfortunately, there are people who will take advantage of you if you are not careful. Be aware of the warning signs.
  • Three Strikes…You’re Out

    June 23, 2023
    At a Little League game, you usually think about bases being stolen, not cash. Unfortunately, the same volunteers selling hotdogs and cotton candy at the concession stand may also be taking advantage of their volunteer position and stealing. One woman recently pocketed more than $2,000.00 from the team’s concession stand.
  • Travel Rewards: Hidden Misappropriation

    June 23, 2023
    As a forensic accounting company, SDC frequently sees fidelity insurance claims involving the misappropriation of travel rewards or credit card points. With airlines and hotels offering loyalty programs that provide travel rewards or points, frequent business travelers can rack up a lot of points.
  • World Bicycle Day on June 3: The Rising Concern In The Bicycle Industry

    June 1, 2023
    Employee theft is a pressing issue that affects various industries, including the bicycle sector. While bicycles bring joy and convenience to many, they have unfortunately become a target for employee theft. The loss of valuable bicycles not only impacts businesses financially but also undermines customer trust and disrupts the cycling community.  The bicycle industry has witnessed an increase in employee theft incidents in recent years. According to a report published by the National Bike Dealers Association (NBDA), employee theft accounted…
  • Taking Care of Mind and Body

    May 19, 2023
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health issues. While mental health should be a priority year-round, this month is an important reminder to take steps to support the mental health and wellbeing of our colleagues and employees. One of the key places to start is in the office environment.
  • Would Your Employees Pass This Test?

    September 29, 2018
    No company wants to become the next Sony or Target. Hacks affecting high-profile companies have caused major headlines and businesses have become increasingly wary. Data shows phishing emails are often the entry points for hackers. Employees who click on links in scam emails could potentially unleash malware or provide access to fraudsters. Canada ranks second worldwide for hosted phishing sites, ahead of Egypt and Russia. In past years, companies’ tech gurus handled cyber issues. Now high-level management is involved. While…
  • Scratch & Scam: Lottery Losses

    August 13, 2018
    At today’s convenience stores and gas stops, customers can fuel their cars, pick up a quick snack or cup of coffee, and take a chance at winning millions. Convenience stores and gas stops make a steady income from the sale of lottery tickets and online lottery sales. The lottery sales are also a draw to bring customers to the stores so customers will make other purchases while in the store. Just as customers are drawn to the thrill of the…
  • What is Your Roomba Vacuuming Up?

    March 29, 2018
    Facebook, Bluetooth, the iPod, "smart" televisions: innovations in the past few years have transformed the way we live. Nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone. By 2020, it is expected each person worldwide will have more than six connected devices on average. The “internet of things” is a technological development with an increasing presence in our daily lives. The internet of things refers to the ability of everyday objects to send and receive data and connect to the Internet. If…
  • Put Yourself First

    July 12, 2016
    Running a small business isn’t easy. Small business owners are plagued by concerns: from keeping the business flowing and growing to making customers happy to handling incoming and outgoing expenses to finding, keeping and paying good employees. Many small business owners lie awake at night worrying about how much is in the business bank account. With the multitude of responsibilities to juggle, owners can inadvertently overlook important details – both at work and in their personal lives. And that’s where…