In conjunction with their annual International Fraud Awareness Week, November 12-18, 2017, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) has offered up two videos explaining why people commit fraud, and what common traits fraudsters possess. The “Why Do People Commit Fraud?” video explores how pressure, opportunity and rationalization — called the Fraud Triangle — can come together to influence an individual to commit fraud. The “What Does a Fraudster Look Like?” video dives into what similarities fraudsters have, such as age, gender, tenure at a company and more.
Individuals and organizations can sign up as official Fraud Week supporters at FraudWeek.com. They can access other resources including free guides, infographics and more on the site. For more information, contact Sarah Hofmann at SHofmann@ACFE.com or (512) 478-9000.