Psychology of Fraud

Integrating Criminological Theory into Counter Fraud Efforts
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Estimates reveal that insurance fraud costs $80 billion per year—and that’s just in the United States of America. That translates into almost $1,000 annually per household.

Weak preventative controls and paltry punishments make insurance fraud particularly attractive to criminals, who often use it as their preferred vehicle for funding organized crime and terrorist activities.

J. Michael Skiba examines why insurance fraud is seen as a low-risk, high-reward offense and the toll it takes on society. He also highlights how criminological theory can be used in a counter fraud setting; how pressure, opportunity, and rationalization form the basis of insurance fraud; and how to identify where you’re most vulnerable.

By learning how the mind of a fraudster works, you’ll be equipped to fix problem areas. More importantly, you’ll have the insights you need to develop a comprehensive anti-fraud program.

Reduce the opportunity to commit insurance fraud, mitigate losses, boost profitability, and save honest customers money by drilling down into the Psychology of Fraud.

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