Fraudsters think that they won’t get caught because they are unique and smart and because nobody’s looking. However, case after case shows that they use the same types of schemes over and over. Whether anybody's looking is under your control.
Focusing on occupational fraud and bribery (and a dash of financial statement fraud), this on-demand webinar will dissect the six common number patterns that fraudsters unknowingly use in their deceptions. These patterns include round numbers, rapidly rising numbers, threshold numbers, non-Benford numbers, duplicate numbers and outlier numbers. For each number pattern type, we will review one or more fraud cases that used that pattern, and how the pattern could be detected in real data using Excel and another forensic analytics program widely known and used.
All of the examples will be from recently prosecuted cases including the college admissions scandal and the COVID-related frauds currently being prosecuted.
You Will Learn How To:
- Identify the implications of Benford’s law in fraud examinations
- Determine how different types of numbers factor into fraud schemes
- Recognize applications of data analytics in identifying fraud schemes
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MARK J. NIGRINI, PH.D.
ACCOUNTING FACULTY, COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
PRESENTER: MARK J. NIGRINI, Ph.D
RECORDING DATE: AUGUST 31, 2021
DURATION: 100 MINUTES
ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE
FIELD OF STUDY: AUDITING
LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 2021
DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY
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