The following is a compilation of press releases published by the ACFE.
Too often people are blindsided when they discover they,
or their employers, have fallen victim to embezzlement. Fraud can rip apart
families, tank businesses and be the source for trust issues for years to come.
Luckily, there are several red flags and psychological markers that can help
predict why some people may go through with fraud and what commonalities they
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.