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In this course we tackle a topic that doesn’t factor into many senior financial leader’s agendas all that often or until something happens: fraud in the workplace.

Occupational fraud is a giant global industry.  Organizations are losing an estimated 5% of revenues to employee fraud each year according to the experts at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).  Does that statistic shock you? Are you in disbelief that the number could be so high?  In this course, we discuss how employees are doing it, how we can detect it, and most importantly, what can be done to prevent it in the first place.

Using the research of the ACFE to look at the fraud cases under investigation, we will reach a deeper understanding of this issue.  You will be astounded, you may be surprised, but the goal of this course is to make you enlightened.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and describe various fraud schemes and their prevalence in organizations today
  • Discuss the psychology of fraud including who commits fraud and why
  • Describe the effectiveness of different anti-fraud controls
  • Discuss best practices for fraud detection, investigation, and prevention

182 Reviews (542 ratings)Reviews

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I enjoyed the speaker bringing his child to help folks realize that the fine line is knowing right from wrong, just like we teach our kids. Thank you for including the script
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A right to the point course with good examples and explanations. Everything is explained in the pdf material also. He talks fast but clear.
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Course provided interesting statistical information regarding fraud. Opened my eyes to the importance of a whistle blower hot-line.
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Interesting information and good refresher course for fraud. The sound quality was ok, but sounded like he was talking in a can.
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not applicable. not applicable. not applicable. not applicable.
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Very engaging instructor, I really like how he used his daughters to assist.
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Unusual presentation. Very amusing. Good refresher course on fraud.
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Interesting data, a bit rushed into, but important
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Who is the least likely to commit fraud based on statistics? - the answer is listed as a woman from southeast Asia. There is not enough information to determine this. The answer is a misunderstanding of statistics. For example, if the ratio of fraud committed by men & women is similar to men & women in the workforce, then men & women would be equally likely to commit fraud.
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The presentation was very upbeat - the background song accentuated the seriousness of fraudulent activities. It was surprising to hear how costly internal fraud schemes can be to organizations. I enjoyed the course and welcome the opportunity to explore the topic in more details. It was shocking to learn that petty theft could be classified as fraud as well.
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Anonymous Author
The course is based on ACFE research, which was familiar to me, but still there were surprising facts and explanations. Brilliant analysis! What I didn't like, the "continuous play" where I had to sit through the whole course once more in a 48-minutes-session. OK, OK, practice makes perfect.
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Anonymous Author
Very informative course. I was suprised to find out who the most likely were to commit fraud. I think everyone would gain from taking this course. Be careful with the exam to read the question more than once before answering.
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Very fast course to review the basics of fraud. Great charts and information. Only thing I would change would be the color scheme of the charts as it was sometimes hard to differentiate blue from dark blue from darker blue.
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The Course was effectively designed to highlight core areas along with corroborating statistics. However practical case studies, either one or two, if discussed in detail then give the practical insights for further action.
Anonymous Author
This is a decent course with a great deal of statistical information with respect to fraud. Best point made was regarding bringing the potential for fraud to conciouse thought in day to day activities.
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Anonymous Author
This course was very informative and included a lot of great stats and information. I thought some of the slides could have gone a little slower. Managers would benefit greatly from this course.
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An insightful and informative course. It provides a good eye opener for everyone regarding fraud in the workplace. Also the presenter is so energized and upbeat that there was never a dull moment.
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Interesting facts, was surprised at the chart comparing % of men/women in different countries committing fraud. Good course for anyone - think would be especially beneficial for Management.
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I love the way this course was arranged. Mr. Blair Cook speaks not too slow and not too fast. It's about the right tone and speed. He delivers the course in a very effective way.
5
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Great course, Blair. This came highly recommended during a Finance All Hands meeting by our VP of Finance, and I would recommend it as well. Excellent, and fun too.
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I liked that it was very organized and informative. I'm surprised by some of the fraud statistics. It would benefit anyone who investigates or teaches fraud.
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This course gave me a better oversite on what types of fraud are committed in the workplace. And guidelines on what to look for in my workplace environment.
5
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The course describes the scenarios, and has the statistics to prove how significant each of the scenarios are. I liked the pace and clarity of the course.
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Anonymous Author
Great supporting statistics. I think many owners and leaders of organizations would have a different approach if they realized the full story presented.
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This is the best course! I had no idea some of the fraud that can happen with an organization. Really opened my eyes to have better internal controls!
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Anonymous Author
Very informative regarding how indepth fraud can be. This is very good for owners to become knowledgeable of how fraud could bleed the organization
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Excellent overview of fraud. The great deal of stats help to emphasize that fraud is prevalent and often committed by those you might least expect.
5
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Great course!! Excellent information on understanding occupational fraud, why it occurs, and how to prevent and detect fraud occurrences.
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Learning about the fraud triangle was good. Surprised that workers with 5+ years experience are more prone to commit workplace fraud.
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Anonymous Author
The content was presented in multiple forms (verbally, text, graphic,...etc.) to enhance retention. Lecturer is engaging.
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Anonymous Author
There were many different elements, which are associated with fraud that I was not aware of before I took this course.
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recommendations for fraud prevention training and an ethics policy. Will add those to our departmental plan this year.
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Anonymous Author
Highlights were concise and understandable; the exam questions came from the highlighted topics (if you pay attention).
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Anonymous Author
A great collection of topic related data. Some facts are unexpected; therefore, worth taking into account doing audits.
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Great course..the statistics are just fascinating..It surprised me how important employee tips are to catching fraud!
Anonymous Author
The time allotted in this course is about right and the presentation of statistics is very helpful and interesting.
5
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Once again an excellent presentation by Blair! This was a great short and sweet review of a very important topic.
5
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Great course with very clear concepts and with supported professional evidence. Happy to have chosen doing it ;-)
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Anonymous Author
Surprises on what is the most common types of fraud in the workplace and who is the most likely to commit fraud.
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Very interesting statistics and charts to go along with the core fraud material. The visuals were very helpful.
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Engaging presentation from an effective instructor. Lots of good info and statistics packed into the lessons.
5
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Simple segments to listen to which were easily broken down by category. Good summary and pre-test questions.
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Very good information, statistics and presentation. His assistant provided a nice touch to the program.
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I really enjoyed this self study. there was a lot of points I didn't know or need to be brush up on.
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Very comprehensive in content, given the duration. A very good, basic refresher of fraud fundamentals.
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Solid, quick, but comprehensive review of Fraud and how to raise your guard protecting against it.
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This instructor was super engaging. Some of the other instructors should take lessons from him.
5
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Great class and really a superb instructor!! I plan to take all the classes that he is teaching.
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Anonymous Author
Well presented and explained in detail. Quite an interesting topic which it was never before.
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Good overview. "Don't stop til you get to the top and when you get to the top don't stop."
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Would have been better to interview a real business fraud perpetrator than a young girl.
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Great speaker, with a well-organized slide deck. I highly recommend this fraud overview.
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Good course, pretty fast pace (which I like). Watch for spelling (ASFE should be ACFE).
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Anonymous Author
A good reminder that fraud can happen and will to both large and small organizations.
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Very well scripted course with supporting numbers to get a sense of various frauds.
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Anonymous Author
Stats are great. Maybe add some real life cases to the course to make it perfect.
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Great excitement and character adds by the instructor. Easy to pay attention to.
5
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This was an eye opening course. I appreciate you research and delivery skills.
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Anonymous Author
Could have used a less high level presentation, but it was good for beginners.
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Anonymous Author
Great review and overview with thought provoking insights. Great presenter.
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Instructor was easy to listen too and was excited to speak about this topic.
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Anonymous Author
Great. Covered a lot of the same topics remembered learning for the CPA.
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He is one of the better presenters. He keeps your attention throughout.
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Refresher course, it remind me to plan several audits around the topic.
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Anonymous Author
Really good introductory course to understand fraud in workplace.
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Very Informative and clear demarcation on Fraud and Error/mistake
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Anonymous Author
Great course and interesting presenter. Loved the cookie thief.
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nicely presented. author kept the interest going till the end
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Anonymous Author
Great course. Educational and entertaining as the same time.
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Anonymous Author
I liked the energy. A lot of ground of was covered quickly.
5
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Great speaker, key and well summarised information provided
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Anonymous Author
Enjoyed this course and the instructor did a fantastic job!
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As always, Blair's content and presentation are top notch!
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Anonymous Author
Quick and easy course with lots of good stats to consider.
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Anonymous Author
Great examples. Good flow of information & war stories.
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Eye opening statistics. Everyone should check this out.
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Interesting with statistics. Great communication style!
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Superb discussion. I will surely share to my colleague.
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Anonymous Author
Very informative and statistics on fraud are surprising
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I liked the ease with which the subject was presented.
Anonymous Author
excellent reminder of issues to watch and steps to take
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Anonymous Author
Interesting to hear about the current survey results.
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Anonymous Author
Very interesting facts presented from ACFE studies.
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Anonymous Author
Excellent info. Presenter spoke a little too fast.
5
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The instructor was engaging and gave good examples
5
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Good presentation of relevant material. Thanks!
5
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very well paced lecture and logically presented
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Anonymous Author
Good overview. Instructor had lots of energy.
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Anonymous Author
Nice course for getting an overview of fraud.
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Great material and overviews of the basics.
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Anonymous Author
Interesting statistics on who commits fraud.
5
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Excellent course, have learned quite a bit.
5
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Excellent presentation skills and delivery.
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Anonymous Author
Very informative and energetic instructor.
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love the statistics - really good insights
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Anonymous Author
good overview of the report to the nations
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Anonymous Author
Nice overview and good use of statistics.
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Interesting statistics on fraud profiles.
5
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Good overview of fraud in the workplace.
5
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very well presented and excellent slides
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Basic, lots of information and examples
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Anonymous Author
An exellent presentation, Thank you !
4
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Class was interesting and informative
5
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Good presentation and overall course.
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Very informative and good statistics
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Anonymous Author
This was good for a recap of fraud.
5
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Good overview and worth the listen
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Anonymous Author
Very basic but excellent overview.
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Great Presentation and overview !
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Great speaker, very informative.
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VERY informative. Great charts.
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Thank you for this great course.
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Anonymous Author
More interesting than I expected
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Anonymous Author
Good tips to use in the future.
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Anonymous Author
It was informative yet concise.
5
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Excellent overview of subject.
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Liked the simplicity of course
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Anonymous Author
Good facts about the real loss
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Anonymous Author
Very informative and engaging
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Anonymous Author
course must provide more info
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Anonymous Author
Good review of the basics.
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Thought provoking commentary
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excellent review of fraud...
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Excellent review of fraud.
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Anonymous Author
It was a very good course
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Anonymous Author
Concise and easy to watch
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Anonymous Author
Good topic - eye opener
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Just like ACFE training.
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Anonymous Author
Interesting statistics.
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Lot of material covered
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Good overview of fraud.
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Good practical lesson.
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Good amimated speaker.
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Anonymous Author
Excellent presentation
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Anonymous Author
A lot of relevant info
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Presenter was awesome.
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very clear and concise
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Anonymous Author
A good fraud summary
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Good class. Liked it.
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Well laid out course
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good review course
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Anonymous Author
Excellent course.
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Good refresher...
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Surprising stats.
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liked statistics
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Very good course
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Anonymous Author
Insighful course
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Anonymous Author
Tough questions!
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Excellent Course
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Great course!!!
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Anonymous Author
Great overview!
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Good Instructor
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easy to follow
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Very engaging
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Good overview
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Great Course
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Very helpful.
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Great course!
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Nice overview
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enjoyed this!
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Very helpful.
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great course
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Anonymous Author
good basics
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I liked it.
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outstanding
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good course
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interesting
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Insightful!
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Good review
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good course
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Anonymous Author
Good stuff
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Practical
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great!!!
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Succint
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not bad
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Great!
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Good.
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Good
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Good
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Good
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Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Business experience

Advanced Preparation: None

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 ext. 106, or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Fraud in the Workplace
  9:43Fraud schemes
  2:18Fraud phycology
Detection and Prosecution
  5:06Busting efraud
  6:08Fraud statistics by scheme
  6:40Fraud detection and prevention statistics
  7:30Profile of the fraudster
  2:22Prosecution statistics
CONCLUSION
  5:05Conclusions and findings
Continuous Play
  48:23Fraud in the Workplace
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Fraud in the Workplace
  PDFFraud in the Workplace Glossary/Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM