E-mail evidence – How to build a fraud case with keyword searches
Abstract: Typically, three conditions make occupational fraud possible: motivation, opportunity and rationalization (also known as the “fraud triangle”). By pinpointing the existence of such conditions, experts can better target their investigations. Recently, a team of fraud experts theorized that e-mail communication patterns could reveal a fraud perpetrator’s motivation, opportunity and rationalization. This article discusses the results of their research, while a sidebar explains the “fraud triangle” in detail.