Anyone out there have any Ponzi-related artifacts? The Fraud Museum wants them.
Fraud investigation is a big part of our business at Lanki Investigations. We have mentioned before how important it is to stay informed and educated about the patterns of different types of fraud because they will often repeat themselves. Jim Ratley, the president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners agrees with this in a recent article published in The Vancouver Sun.
The article is about The Fraud Museum, an exhibit currently housed in an Austin, Texas office building. The exhibit is home to a huge variety of fraud-related items and articles, from fraudulent 20th century medical instruments to Enron stock certificates. Besides being a fascinating and entertaining look into the history of fraud in North America, this type of exhibit also offers some valuable lessons about the private investigation industry as it outlines the evolution of fraud practices over time.
Although we haven’t been down to Texas to visit this display, we think it’s a great resource for our profession and hope it sticks around for a long time to come.