Happy New Year. I do hope 2020 is a successful and fraud-free year for you and your colleagues.
Anti-fraud professionals know that while it’s best to catch fraud as soon as possible, it’s even better to prevent fraud before it happens — which is why active fraud prevention is a critical part of anti-fraud strategies for organisations of any size.
Some organisations may still be afraid to raise the topic of fraud, believing that employees will be inspired to attempt to commit fraud, or assume that a large fraud occurred within the company. However, discussing fraud openly with employees is a proven way to help prevent it.
Take a look at the current fraud prevention plan you have in place and evaluate its effectiveness. If you don’t have an existing one, make a point to establish one and discuss its importance with stakeholders in your organisation.
With fraud on the increase, and police resources focussed elsewhere – the responsibility to reduce this risk is yours.
I’ll try and help in the coming days with some tips. Please get in touch if you need any help.
Will you be reviewing your fraud prevention plan?