Fraud costs governments around the world trillions of dollars in damages each year. Because fraud prevention is less expensive and more effective than detection, the government should implement proactive measures to protect against fraud.
This course provides information relating to government fraud generally as well as information specific to the U.S. federal government. This course also explores key U.S. statutes (such as the Major Fraud Act and the Civil False Claims Act) and their relationship to fraud investigation and prosecution.
- The impact of fraud against the government
- Differences between fraud in the public and private sections
- Types of government fraud
- How and where to report certain incidents of fraud
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You Will Learn How To:
- Relate key information about the different types of public corruption schemes, identify red flags and risk factors of corruption and compare the various laws and instruments designed to combat public corruption
- Recognize the characteristics and common schemes of frauds involving false statements and claims to government agencies
- Identify the most common procurement fraud schemes
- Recognize the various types of frauds that target and challenge the integrity of government entitlement programs
- Differentiate between tax evasion and tax avoidance, and recognize key characteristics of common tax evasion schemes
- Recall knowledge about counterfeit documents, conspiracy schemes, grant fraud and asset misappropriation schemes that target government entities
- Choose measures to prevent and detect the different types of fraud schemes that target government entities
- Distinguish qui tam actions and whistleblower statutes
ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE
FIELD OF STUDY: SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 2021
DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY
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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