Create a Presentation for Your CEO

Fraud Prevention Tip #26: Create a Presentation for Your CEO

Draft a five-minute script for your CEO. Ask them to present this short talk to all employees – through a recorded video and live in-person whenever the opportunity is available. Here are the Talking Points: • As a business organization we have the risk of misconduct, wrongdoing and fraud. I need everyone’s help every day […]

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Fraud Prevention Tip #19: The Importance of Effective Screening

Fraud Prevention Tip #19: The Importance of Effective Screening

Terry’s hand shot up. “I’ve heard our internal auditors talk about the need for ‘effective screening’ for years – but no one seems willing to go into detail about what it means. What should I be doing? What specific actions should I take?” Great questions from a truly concerned supervisor. So let’s break it down […]

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Fraud Prevention Tip #13: Anonymous Reporting Hotlines

Fraud Prevention Tip #13: Anonymous Reporting Hotlines

In our fraud seminars, we cover the three levels where organizations must be ready to deal with fraud. They are: Level 1 – Fraud Deterrence and Prevention Level 2 – Early Fraud Detection Level 3 – Effective Fraud Incident Handling Questions about Hotlines fall heavily in Level 1 by creating the belief in those tempted […]

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Positive Work Environment

Fraud Prevention Tip #7: Build a Positive Work Environment

Here are nine things every employee expects and deserves when they come to work. These are the essentials of a positive environment, and they are the checklist items I use in my consulting work when I evaluate whether the environment is positive and supportive, or negative or in need of an overhaul. As you review […]

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dishonest employees

What Causes People to Commit Fraud?

Employees aren’t born dishonest, yet many find a justification to break the organization’s rules to steal, cheat or otherwise engage in wrongdoing. I’ve always be fascinated by why this change occurs. Business Insider recently published some research by Dr. Muel Kaptein of the Rotterdam School of Management that investigates some of the common psychological traps […]

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