When prevention fails … Jointly published guide details fraud detection techniques
Abstract: No organization can ever completely eliminate the risk of fraud in its business — even when preventive measures have been put in place — which makes timely detection crucial. Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide, jointly published by several industry associations, offers valuable information on the detection techniques a fraud expert might employ. This article discusses some of those techniques, such as whistleblower hotlines, process controls, documentation methods and several proactive measures. A sidebar lists 10 criteria for evaluating fraud detection techniques.