Expanding Fraud Risk Awareness: Rationalization and Dark Triad Personalities

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Expanding Fraud Risk Awareness Rationalization and Dark Triad Personalities


Whether an auditor or fraud risk specialist, understanding the Fraud Triangle is crucial. The ability to “think like a fraudster” gives fraud examiners an edge in their investigations and can mean the difference between success and failure. In this webinar, we discussed the differences between predatory and situational-type fraudsters, and how rationalization applies to both types. 


Familiarity with the Fraud Triangle (pressure, opportunity, rationalization).

You Will Learn How To:

Determine how the rationalization element of the Fraud Triangle applies differently to various types of fraudsters

Identify differences between predatory and situational-type fraudsters

Recognize strategies that are specific to each type of fraudster

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Behavioral Ethics
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: July 2023
Delivery Method: QAS SELF-STUDY


Stephanie Mongiello - Speaker

Assistant Professor of Accounting
University of North Texas at Dallas


CPE Credit

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