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The goal for Risk Management is to collaborate with the campus community, identify and assess risk, increase safety and decrease potential loss while advancing the mission of the University. 

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Monthly Highlight for November: Fraud

The month of November includes International Fraud Awarness Week wich is the week of Monday, Movember 17, 2014. Fraud is a real risk and has become more visible. However, some organizations still beleive, "it don't happen here." Below you will find information and resources that will help you define and identify fraud. jjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjj jjjj

Fraud Information Fast Facts Resources
Did you know:
  • Occupational Fraud can be defined as "the use of one's occupation for personal enrichment through the deliberate misuse or misapplication of the employing organization's resources or assets," (Wells, 2007, p. 1). 
  • The three primary categories of occupational fraud are: assets misappropriations, corruption, and financial statement fraud (Wells, 2007).
  • Other fraud categories include corruption, petty theft, false Over Time, or using company property for a personal benefit (Wells, 2007).
  • Fraud includes a wide variety of conduct from, "executives, employees, managers and principals of organizations, ranging from sophisticated investment swindles to petty theft," (Wells, 2007, p. 1).
According to a 2014 Report by the ACFE:
  • Typical organizations lose 5% of their revenue each year to fraud (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2014).
  • "The amount of time from when the fraud commenced until it was detected ... was 18 months," (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2014, p. 5).
  • In 92% of all reviewed fraud cases, "at least one common behavior red flag was identified before the fraud was detected" (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2014, p. 5).
  • Most Fraudsters are first time offenders (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2014).
  • Tips are the most common detection method (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2014).
  • Organizations with Fraud Hotlines are more likely to detect fraud (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2014).
Resources from various organizations:

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Pacific's Fraud Hotline Information

  • Wells, J. (2007). Corporate fraud handbook: Prevention and detection (2nd ed.). Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. (2014). Report to the nations on occupational fraud and abuse. Retrieved from http://www.acfe.com/rttn-download-2014.aspx.

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