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Caught Three Times

Caught Three Times

Greetings! I have talked frequently in this newsletter about the unique challenges of landowners trying to not only find a source for harvesting their timber, but more importantly finding one that is ethical and will do the work as agreed and pays per the contract agreement. Your woodland is a considerable financial investment and a … Continue reading Caught Three Times

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Global Crackdown: Operation Thunder 2022

Global Crackdown: Operation Thunder 2022

Greetings! Greetings! I’m continuing my international theme this month with a look at a multi-national, cooperative effort by INTERPOL and World Customs Organization (WCO) with the intent of disrupting the wildlife and timber crime trade. In a December 7, 2022, article by industry Intelligence Inc. (http://www.industryintel.com), the APO Group on behalf of INTERPOL shared some … Continue reading Global Crackdown: Operation Thunder 2022

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How the Pandemic Changed Fraud

How the Pandemic Changed Fraud

Greetings! This month I’m stepping away from the timber industry to discuss the broader topic of the changing fraud climate because of the pandemic. Even in normal circumstances, the fraud landscape is constantly evolving. Criminals and all industries are locked in a perpetual battle to maintain the integrity of their operations and of the clients … Continue reading How the Pandemic Changed Fraud

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Fuel Theft Anyone?

Fuel Theft Anyone?

You may remember I asked for feedback for last month’s newsletter on zone jumping fraud. It’s clear I need to update the term, as many of you let me know, that zones aren’t used in your area and others couldn’t believe the comments I quoted from a few foresters. I can assure you the attitudes … Continue reading Fuel Theft Anyone?

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