The Deep Dive

Filling in the fraud awareness training gaps

Fraud awareness training is an essential mechanism to prevent, detect and mitigate losses from fraud. But implementing an effective program that covers all the bases isn’t an easy task. Through case studies, the author explains how to effectively implement training that equips stakeholders with the necessary tools to protect organizations — and themselves — from fraud.

Many organizations provide fraud awareness training for their employees. In fact, according to survey results from Occupational Fraud 2024: A Report to the Nations, 63% of organizations provide awareness training for their staff. However, not all awareness training is created equal, and I’ve witnessed programs that fall short of their intended goals because they lack key elements. So how can organizations bridge those gaps for effective, adaptable and scalable fraud awareness training? In this issue's column, I’ll describe some of the common challenges that organizations face when implementing training programs and provide strategies for deploying effective ones. But first, here’s an explainer on what this training entails. 

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