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 defences against these criminal activities. Forewarned is forearmed.
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.