Fraud and corruption

Management accountants play a key role in fighting fraud and corruption.

Fraud is when dishonest behaviour is used to gain an advantage over a person or business. This usually involves money changing hands. 

There are many different types of fraud, including phishing, identity theft, investment fraud and payroll fraud. Learn how to protect yourself and your business against fraud with our range of resources.

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Fraud resources

National Crime Agency (UK) fraud resources

The UK's National Crime Agency publishes up to date information on fraud. 

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Action Fraud (UK)

Action Fraud is the UK's fraud and cyber crime reporting centre. You can report fraud, as well as get advice from fraud and cyber crime experts. 

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USA Government fraud advice

Read advice from the Government of the USA on scams and frauds. Find out about common schemes and how you can protect yourself. 

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Spot the red flags game

Test out your fraud awareness with a quick game. How many red flags can you spot on a purchase order in 1 minute?

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Business fraud and how to prevent it

Read the City of London Police guidance on business fraud, which specifically mentions the risk to SMEs and ways in which businesses can protect against fraud. 

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