Fraud Prevention

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3 Credits


Every day companies entrust their employees with cash, checks, inventory, trade secrets and other assets. While the majority of employees are honest, under the right circumstances, even the most loyal employees might steal if given the motive and opportunity to do so. 

So, what can companies do? If most employees will steal under the right circumstances, then how can theft and fraud be prevented? This course addresses these questions and provides a guide to reducing your organization’s losses due to fraud. 

Fraud Prevention also explores ways to sell fraud prevention to management and provides an overview of internal controls and preventative measures that you can implement to mitigate fraud. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Why people commit fraud 
  • How to sell the value of fraud prevention to management 
  • Preventative controls that can mitigate occupational fraud 
  • Common motivations and behavior of fraudsters



You Will Learn How To:

Recognize why people commit fraud

Identify criminal behavior and common motives for fraud

Categorize common occupational fraud schemes and determine which preventive controls mitigate these schemes

Select fraud-prevention measures at the entity level

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Why Prevent Fraud?
Lesson 2 Why Employees Commit Fraud
Lesson 3 Understanding Criminal Behavior
Lesson 4 Selling Fraud Prevention to Management
Lesson 5 Fraud Prevention and Internal Controls
Lesson 6 Occupational Fraud Schemes
Lesson 7 Fraud Prevention at the Entity Level

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 3
NASBA Information: Auditing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: October 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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System Requirements:

  • Internet access: High-speed connection recommended
  • Speakers required for video sound

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