Updated: Oct 28, 2021
Nobody wants to think that the colleague sat at the next desk or the helpful volunteer at the charity shop could be a fraudster. They could be…but how would you know? Could you tell the difference between an honest hardworking colleague and a manipulating deceitful fraudster?
There are many statistics of what a fraudster would look, act and be like but are they all true? With fraudsters becoming smarter by the day, the general idea of what the offender should be like is changing all the time. According to the ACFE around 69% of people who commit fraud are men and almost 40% of then are aged between 35 and 45. In relation to workplace fraud, 68% have been at the company for more than 5 years. You could be speaking to them whilst making a cup of tea, chatting about the weekend or what you’re doing after work, but behind closed office doors they are committing fraud, stealing an organisations money and/or resources.
However, as fraudulent activity changes these statistics don’t always apply. In the past week, two women who scammed a local council out of thousands of pounds have been jailed. Kalvinder Garch (49) and Lynn Middleton (49) created a fake employee at a local authority and pocketed almost £40,000 over two years. The pair went on to use the same tactic at a local cancer charity. Creating fake emails and documents to make their accounts look more realistic. Find out more about this case at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-58765987.
Knowing how you and your employees can detect and prevent fraud is very valuable to any business and organisation. Razor Global Solutions, in partnership with Bedfordshire Police, have created an expert Fraud Awareness Workshop to equip you and your employees with the practical skills to protect your organisation.
The course includes policy documents that can be used by your company and explores risks and how preventative policies can be introduced in Purchasing, Asset Management, Recruitment, and Accounting. Another area we will be covering is Cyber Crime as we are seeing a larger amount of this due to COVID and increased numbers of people working from home.
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