• Service: Advisory, Forensic, Anti-money Laundering, Financial Risk Management
  • Industry: Financial Services, Banking, Industrial and consumer markets, Automotive, Industrial Products, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Energy and Natural Resources, Retail, Food and Drink, Consumer Products, Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT), Private Equity, Other Industrial, Transport, Healthcare, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Public Sector
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 11/12/2013


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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. The prediction of a crime before it occurs is, at least for now, the subject of science fiction. But an analysis of the constantly changing nature of fraud and the fraudster can help organizations stiffen their defenses against these criminal activities. Forewarned is forearmed.
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Global profiles of the fraudster contains KPMG International’s analysis of 596 fraudsters member firms investigated between 2011 and 2013 with insights into the relationship between the attributes of fraudsters, their motivations and the environments in which they flourish.


KPMG International gathered data from fraud investigations conducted by KPMG member firms’ forensic specialists in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMA), the Americas, and Asia-Pacific regions between August 2011 and February 2013.


We have also interviewed KPMG member firms ‘investigation leaders to gain additional insights

The survey examined ‘white-collar’ crime investigations conducted across the three regions where we were able to identify the perpetrator and could provide detailed contextual information on the crime.


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