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  • Service: Advisory, Risk Consulting, Forensic
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 11/26/2013

Global Profiles of the Fraudster 

Fraud specialists have long debated whether it is possible to develop a profile of a fraudster that is accurate enough to enable organizations to catch people in the act of fraud or even beforehand.
Profile of a Fraudster
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Analysis of the constantly changing nature of fraud and the fraudster can help organizations stiffen their defenses against these criminal activities.  It is intended to provide insights into the relationship between the attributes of fraudsters, their motivations and the environment in which they flourish.


KPMG gathered data from fraud investigations conducted forensic professionals in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMA), the Americas, and Asia-Pacific regions between August 2011 and February 2013.
This understanding will enable organizations to protect themselves better against fraud and may improve their ability to identify the fraudsters, many of whom perpetrate their crimes over long periods of time.


Read on to find out more about the frauds investigated globally since the 2011 report, our analysis of the changing profile of a fraudster, how it relates to their environment and the crimes committed, and our views of what fraudsters may look like and how they might behave in the future.


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James McAuley

James McAuley

Partner, Advisory Services, Forensic


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