Fraud costs governments around the world trillions of dollars in damages each year and it costs the public, too. Millions of people, thousands of organizations and all government entities are potential victims of every conceivable kind of swindle, and everyone pays for fraud in direct and indirect ways. With all of the abuse related to public-sector expenditures, fraud examiners must understand why spending is vulnerable to fraud and take steps to combat this form of abuse.
Additionally, because fraud prevention is less expensive and more effective than detection, the government and the public must implement proactive measures and increase vigilance to protect against government fraud. This course provides information needed to combat government fraud.
What you will learn:
The differences between fraud in the public and private sectors
The impact of fraud against the government
Federal laws used to fight government fraud
How and where to report certain incidents of fraud
Qui tam actions and whistleblower statutes
Actions that can help reduce losses due to government fraud
Field of study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Last updated: September 2010
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Please Note: All self-study course exams must be completed within one year of purchase date to receive CPE credit.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org
Table of Contents:
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Public Corruption
Lesson 3: False Claims and Statements
Lesson 4: Procurement Fraud
Lesson 5: Collusion Among Contractors
Lesson 6: Collusion Between Contractors and Employees
Lesson 7: Performance Schemes
Lesson 8: Fraud in Entitlement Programs
Lesson 9: Tax Fraud
Lesson 10: Other Types of Government Fraud
Lesson 11: Fraud Prevention and Deterrence
Lesson 12: Whistleblower Laws
Lesson 13: Conclusion
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