How to Detect Fraud like a Pro Detective

Guiding auditors in running detective controls CPE = 1

A recent survey report, Fraud in the Wake of COVID-19: Benchmark Report, prepared by the ACFE, explains that recent events have opened the door to increased pressure, reasonings and opportunities that can lead to occupational fraud. Across all classes of fraud schemes 68% of survey respondents reported increases in fraudulent activity as of May 2020 and 93%o reported they expect an increase in fraud over the next 12 months.

To guide auditors in running detective controls, join Mark Nigrini, West Virginia University Professor and author, and Jeffrey Sorensen, Industry Strategist, for an exclusive review of the fingerprints of fraud numbers. This two-person team will review seven categories of fraud numbers and will demonstrate how to identify these types of numbers using audit software.
In this informative and engaging presentation, attendees will:
● Learn the seven categories of fraud numbers
● Understand which categories are linked to specific types of schemes
● Optimize the steps needed to run the tests
● Interpret the results to identify audit targets
● Apply a second layer of steps to reduce the number of false positives


Field: Auditing
CPE: 1
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video



Your Instructor


Jim Kaplan CIA CFE
Jim Kaplan CIA CFE


AuditNet® is the Global Resource for Auditors, and serves the global audit community as the primary communications resource with an online digital network where auditors share resources, tools, and experiences including audit work programs and other audit documentation.

As the first online portal for the global audit community, AuditNet® has been at the forefront of audit websites dedicated to promoting the use of technology. http://www.auditnet.org/

Jim Kaplan, the founder of AuditNet®, became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1984. He has continuously promoted and encouraged the use of technology and the Internet for audit productivity.

As an active member of the IIA, he has held many positions at the local and International level. He is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Chapter and served as Chapter President in 1989. He retired from his government audit director position in 2005. He is the founder and President of AuditNet®, the global resource for auditors, and has been identified as an Internet for Auditors pioneer. Jim's contributions to the profession were recognized by the IIA (2007 Bradford Cadmus award) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (Lifetime Achievement Award). In addition to the IIA, he is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


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  How to Detect Fraud like a Pro Detective
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