Fraud Reduction Group, TYPES OF FRAUD

Fraud Reduction Group, TYPES OF FRAUD

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Since: Dec 13

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Dec 26, 2013
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Frauds can be categorised by the type of victim involved. The most common groups of victims encountered by investigators include:

- Investors
- Creditors
- Businesses
- Banks or other financial institutions
- Central or local government
- Fraud by manipulating financial markets

Frauds can also be categorised by the technique or activity used by the fraudster. These include:

- Advance fee frauds
- Bogus invoices
- Computer hacking of information or property
- Corruption and bribery
- Counterfeiting, forgery, or copyright abuse
- Credit Card fraud
- False Accounting - manipulation of accounts and accounting records
- Fraudulent bankruptcy - exploitation of cross-border corporate structures
- Insurance fraud
- Internet online scams - auctions, credit card purchases, investment scams
- Investment fraud
- Long Firm fraud
- Misappropriation of assets
- Money laundering
- Mortgage Fraud
- Payroll fraud
- Principal agents - failure of systems to restrict key individuals
- Pyramid schemes
- Unsolicited letter frauds.

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