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

Global profiles of the fraudster 

Who is the typical fraudster? This report contains KPMG’s analysis of 596 fraudsters member firms investigated between 2011 and 2013. It is intended to provide the reader with insights into the relationship between the attributes of fraudsters, their motivations and the environment in which they flourish.
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Our findings indicate that a typical fraudster is:


  • 36 to 55 years of age
  • Generally acting against his/her own organization
  • Employed in an executive, finance, operations or sales/marketing function
  • Holds a senior management position
  • Employed in the organization in excess of six years
  • Frequently acted in concert with others

Anne van Heerden

Anne van Heerden

Head of Advisory

+41 58 249 28 61


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