Fraud exists in varying levels in every business enterprise. The level of
fraud experienced depends on three factors.
The decision to commit fraud is considered choice based on these factors:
- OPPORTUNITY - A way to gain a benefit
- RISK - The chance of being detected.
- REWARD - The benefit
Fraud Risk is measured in terms of “consequence and likelihood.” Some risks will
be accepted, unacceptable risks will be treated but in order to assess risks,
they must be identified.
Fraud Risk Management Services Pty. Ltd. will work with the company management to:
- Reduce the opportunity of fraud through cultural change and employee awareness.
- Increase risk of detection through sound fraud prevention strategies.
- Reduce the level of reward by limiting exposure to high fraud risk activities.
Fraud awareness lectures or seminars.
Most business plans do not include fraud protection because the methods fraud
offenders use are not something that business people have much knowledge of.
Usually fraud detection
is a result of a bad experience. Fraud methods range from simple and
efficient to high tech.
Conduct a high level fraud risk assessment.
After an inspection of business records and business procedures, the fraud risk
of a business can be assessed and risks rated from negligible to catastrophic.
Treatment options will be recommended.
Prepare Fraud Risk Management Plan.
A Fraud Risk Management Plan includes a Fraud Response Plan, Fraud Control Plan
and Fraud Awareness Training. Existing systems and procedures will be tested and
rated against the Australian Standard and recommendations suggested to minimize
the risk of fraud and quickly detect non compliance.
Prepare a Code of Conduct
A Code of Conduct is a document that binds all employees to a standard of ethical behaviour. A Code of Conduct is usually made available to the public to demonstrate the integrity of an organisation and its employees.
Fraud Control incorporates an examination of all processes and
practices to determine areas of fraud risk. Benchmarking assesses the
organizations risk of fraud and corruption rated against the Australian Fraud,
Corruption and Control Standard A/S 8001
Risk Mitigation Strategies
Developing risk mitigation strategies for areas of high risk. Lower grade risks
might be accepted once they are identified and quantified.
Data Mining is a series of tests and investigations that can detect anomalies in
accounts that require further investigation. Data mining is a valuable tool in
the detection of fraud.
Provide specialist fraud investigation services
If internal or external fraud is detected or suspected, a full investigation can
be conducted and a full criminal brief of evidence prepared for prosecuting