Articles tagged “fraud”

The Psychology of Expense Fraud

The Psychology of Expense Fraud

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Expense and travel fraud seems like a bigger deal than it really is, according to experts. Some people are always going to be bad apples, taking on a huge amount of personal risk for just a few extra bucks. Human nature is strange.

6 months ago

Why Companies Aren’t That Worried About Expense Fraud

Why Companies Aren’t That Worried About Expense Fraud

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Most travel and expense fraud is strictly small-scale stuff, and is hard for companies to catch. New technology tools will make it easier, though, to figure out which employees are routinely ripping them off.

6 months ago

SeaWorld, Ex-CEO Agree to $5 Million Settlement in Blackfish Fraud

SeaWorld, Ex-CEO Agree to $5 Million Settlement in Blackfish Fraud

Hannah Sampson , Skift

More than five years after the Blackfish documentary made a splash, SeaWorld is finally facing the music for lying to the public about the impact. In a way, though, the company has been paying a price for years: A $5 million settlement is a drop in the bucket compared to quarter after quarter of lost revenue.

6 months ago

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These fraudulent robocalls touting over-the-top and fraudulent travel deals are a scourge. Maybe a lot of them will stop now — but there are assuredly other scammers out there so travel brands, which are victims in addition to consumers, aren't home free yet.

2 years ago

Loyalty Program Fraud Can Cost Travelers and Providers a Fortune

Loyalty Program Fraud Can Cost Travelers and Providers a Fortune

Marisa Garcia, Skift

When around 70% of $238 billion is at risk, it’s more than a bit of a problem.

4 years ago

Nigeria is cracking down on passengers leaving Lagos’s airport with excessive amounts of cash

AllAfrica.com

It seems that everyone these last few months wants to get a few million out of Nigeria. But while the crackdown is producing some nice anecdotes, the airport can't be the only organization trying to halt illegal money movements.

6 years ago

Fraud risky business for travel firms as IT complexity increases

Travel firms need to follow best practices in their vigilance against fraud. Phishing practices in the vacation rental industry, for example, are getting out of hand.

6 years ago

FTC sues Wyndham on credit card breaches

The lodging and online travel industries -- not to mention ecommerce in general -- all take a hit whenever one of these alleged data breaches occurs.

7 years ago