Cifas member organisations recorded 419 instances of fraudulent conduct on our Internal Fraud Database in 2017, sharing information about members of staff or applicants for employment whose conduct has been fraudulent.
Our Insight team, led by Sandra Peaston, has analysed that data to gain a view of the types of internal fraud trends Cifas members are seeing around the UK. The resulting report, The Insider Fraud Picture, is the only publication of its kind that provides analysis of the types of internal fraud that organisations saw occurring through 2017.
The Insider Fraud Picture provides HR and recruitment professionals, fraud and financial crime investigators, law enforcement, and journalists with unique insight into internal fraud risk and fraudulent attempts made in the UK.
Key findings in The Insider Fraud Picture include:
The report also explores who commits internal fraud, looking at age, gender and company position, as well as how these individuals are identified by their employers.
To create the report, the Insight team analyse data recorded by Cifas member organisations to the Internal Fraud Database to identify the key trends in fraud behaviour. They combine this analysis with intelligence provided by our members, to gain an understanding of the methods and motives for fraudulent conduct.
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